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FERTILE

The Red River Ox Cart trails carved and snaked their way across northwestern Minnesota. In the mid-1800s, those dirt trails became a lifeline for settlers.
Dan Wilkens, Fertile’s two-term mayor, isn't shy about showing off the town. He’s proud of it and happy to do so -- by golf cart.
Commitment remains to choir and band programs.
Herald reporters check out how six rural communities are dealing with the pandemic. The series kicked off Wednesday, July 22, with a look at Oslo, followed by Roseau and Cavalier. Other cities, including Michigan and Mayville, will be featured each Wednesday in upcoming weeks.

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The pandemic put a stop to some events in Fertile -- a June car show was canceled, as was a citywide rummage sale -- but there are things for townspeople and visitors to appreciate.

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