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Mansel "Banjo" Rice of Bemidji stands outside of Northwest Technical College. He graduates Friday with a degree in Forest Technology. Pioneer Photo/Anne Williams

Northwest Technical College: Rancher goes back to school to start fresh in Minnesota

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More than one decade ago Mansel "Banjo" Rice, 47, was living the life he always thought he'd be living. He was a rancher roaming the mountains of western Wyoming and looking after a herd of 5,000 cattle.


But things have changed since then.

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