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Waskish wild rice farmer David Leonhardt stands beside his photo that was unveiled May 2 at the Waskish Town Hall as part of an ongoing project of Rose Heim and her daughter, Gretchen.

Wild rice farmer has unique talent

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He considers himself a jack of all trades but he is so much more than that. He knows all about wild rice, getting into the industry after he got out of the service back in the late 1960s and he knows how to entertain people with a style of music that not many can master.


Even though he was raised in Waskish, David Leonhardt was born in Spooner, near Baudette.

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