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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother ...
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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother Joe, who is now president of the company, the business has nearly tripled in size during Eric’s ownership tenure. The holder of a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Dakota, Eric has taught courses in history and political science at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He is also an adjunct lecturer in history for Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Eric’s hobbies include Minnesota Twins baseball, Bach organ music, bookstores, hiking, photography, singing old country music with his brother Joe, and watching the wildlife on the swamp in front of his house eight miles outside of Fertile, Minn.
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Spent the past four days in Austin, TX attending a funeral––four days, including two travel days. Yesterday, I had time to go see the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin. Above is a drum circle, the noise from which resounded through the massive building. 



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Just as with many capitol buildings, the staircases are meant to impose. 



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Even the hinges on the massive oak doors let there be no mystery where you are. 



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This plaque was on display in a prominent location near the rotunda. In response to the second paragraph, it is always interesting to ask people who hold to this creed, and they still exist in large numbers, just why the Civil War was fought. 



They usually just sputter. 

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