Minnesota farmers break family tradition, raise elk
February 4, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Minn. (AP) — On top of a hill, slightly outside of Montgomery, a farm sits.
The farm got its name, Turek's Arctic Hillcrest, from the blistering cold winds that blow during a January morning.
However, the elk who occupy that farm have no complaints.
Co-owned by Darrell Turek and Shelia Krukowski, the farm has been in the Turek name for more than a century, focusing on dairy and crops.
Turek continues to harvest crops, but didn't continue the dairy lifestyle. Nor did he continue raising whitetail deer, something his father started more than 25 years ago.
The couple raised the d...