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Down on the Farm: Border crossing


Crossed into Canada and back last week, which required I go through the checkpoints at the border, a process that undoes me every time.

When I encounter people who have absolute power over the rest of my day, I seize up. Border agents don’t have to let you through, and some of them want to make sure you know they have that authority.

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Eric Bergeson

Eric Bergeson is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., a business started by his grandfather in 1937. He also writes a weekly column for several newspapers in northwestern Minnesota. He has published four books, including most recently Pirates on the Prairie, which the Minneapolis Tribune called "a Minnesota cultural and historical treasure." You can read more from Eric at his website, The Country Scribe