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family-run farm store in rosemount marks 90 years by changing with the times

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family-run farm store in rosemount marks 90 years by changing with the times

not many stores count donkeys among their regulars, but it’s all in a day’s work at fluegel’s farm, garden and pets.jody ludden knew she could count on fluegel’s when her docile miniature donkey, taco, needed a new halter. when the first one she tried didn’t fit, horse owner and employee casey fluegel suggested ordering one made for a weanling, or very young, horse.“we get all our stuff here — everything,” said ludden, who owns a local petting zoo. “if they don’t have it, they’ll get it for you.”fluegel’s, a rosemount institution, has been helping customers pick out everything from animal feed to fertilizer for decades. though big-box retailers abound in the area, the family-owned, fourth-generation farm store celebrated its 90th anniversary and the grand opening of a new retail store this month with a bevy of community events.“i think it is a bit of a milestone,” said greg fluegel, who works at the store with his dad, siblings, nieces and nephews. “you don’t hear of too many independent, family-run businesses going that far.”the store, which began as a grain elevator, has flourished by adapting to the times, longtime customers and family members agreed. leila navidi - star tribune kim fluegel mohrhauser got some egg cartons donated by customer david mandel of eagan. fluegel’s also sells fresh local eggs. the store’s biggest sellers are its custom-mixed bird seed and animal feed, which includes special blends for moose ...