NEWS
This Old Shop Is Born Again
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Thu Sep 26, 2013 02:44 PM CDT

Larry Crowder shared dozens of cups of coffee with Clinton Krause. Krause, who was 95 when Crowder met him four years ago, often lamented the severe deterioration of the Quonset-style building he had built for his trucking business in 1966.

The building, just off a rutted gravel road at the edge of Bowdon, N.D., population 131, had been bought and sold several times during the years. Decades of tough Dakota weather and a lack of repair had taken a hard toll. The 36- by 56-foot structure sagged 4 feet in the middle.

Krause saw it every day. The man who ...

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