Damon Naylor, Michael Matthews and Jimmy Wren, from left to right, help move equipment as they work to tear down and recycle a century-old barn in Elko.
Jennifer Simonson / MPR News 90.3 FM
Recycling old Minnesota barns gives ex-offenders new skills
MPR News, 90.3FM
ELKO, Minn. – When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm about 30 miles south of Minneapolis a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo.
There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
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