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March 23, 2016
Granite Falls' Curt Soine, this year's Mid-state Chapter Carver of the Year, stands next to a blue heron that he had on display at his front booth at the Rudy Zwieg Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show on Saturday. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)
Working toward the perfect piece
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
March 19, 2014
Troy Helget, shown here at the Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show in Alexandria on Saturday, stands behind the trophies he has won over the last three years since starting to carve fish decoys at a competitive level. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)
Carving a career
March 19, 2014 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
A big crowd turned out to browse the decoys and carvings that were on display at Saturday's show. (Photo by Tara Bitzan)
Out and About: Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
So much to do, so little time
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
July 20, 2012
Brian Bangtson sat with his fiancée, Brenda Majerus. Bangtson has been paralyzed from the chest down since 2005, but still carves beautiful duck decoys. (Contributed photo)
Osakis man keeps carving beautiful ducks despite paralysis
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Dewey and Judy Grove of Brandon have made a hobby out of crafting spearing decoys and other folk art. Dewey carves the pieces while Judy paints each item. The couple was featured as "Carver of the Year" at the Rudy Zwieg Decoy Show in Alexandria in 2011.

Photo by Echo Press.
A shared hobby
February 22, 2012 - 12:00am
December 11, 2009
Troy Helget has been carving chainsaw sculptures for about 11 years. He is also a taxidermist.
Bringing wildlife to life
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
August 28, 2009
Woodcarver Snook Barrett with one of his pieces.
Carving out his niche
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am