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Soy seeds are sprouted in germination pots before they are harvested in kitchens for meals. The usable portion of Goldkim soybean sprouts measures approximately six inches. (Contributed photo)

Minnesota soybeans are sprouting up in South Korean kitchens

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A Minnesota soybean is tipping the global import/export business in our favor. Six years ago, Alexandria resident and former farmer, Craig Damstrom fostered an idea to develop a cash crop in the area - not the legume itself, but its seed.


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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