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Ryan Melton, co-owner of Harbor Hops in Two Harbors, inspects one of his hop plants in July. The business aims to provide quality hops to local breweries. He is testing 20 types of hops on a half-acre of land to see which are the most popular and which grow best. (Jim Erickson / Lake County News Chronicle)

Couple developing hops farm near Two Harbors

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A few miles north of Two Harbors, perched on the banks of the Stewart River, a new farm is drawing some attention.

In 2012, its owners started growing climbing green crops on high-strung wires and, in true small-town fashion, their neighbors started trickling in, parking in the driveway to inquire about the plants.
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