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Certification Success at October Contractor’s Intensive in Minnesota

A few words from instructor and site champion, Dan Peterson We had a great autumn week for the second Contractor’s Intensive workshop in Minnesota.  The weather was a change from last year with no snow, and pleasant temperatures in the high thirties in the morning and into the low sixties by afternoon with lots of…

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Learning to Build by Repairing a Wall in Minnesota

A group of novice dry stone wallers came to a one-day introductory workshop this weekend in Minnesota to learn the five basic principles of dry stone walling. All but one were local to Minnesota. One waller came from Iowa. The Upper Midwest walling community continues to grow! Thank you to instructor and site champion, Dan…

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Familiar Faces Return to Learn Stone Shaping in Minnesota

The Stone Trust MN welcomed three familiar faces to the stone shaping workshop at the beginning of July. Two participants returned to add to what they learned in introduction and cheek end workshops. They wanted to learn more about the tools and stone they have been building with.  One participant came to the workshop having…

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First Minnesota Dry Stone Training of the Season

Beautiful, windy weather for building walls and splitting stones! A note from instructor, Dan Peterson What a weekend for the most recent Minneapolis Stone Trust intro and cheekend workshops.  We had participants from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and North Dakota enthusiastically working on general walling and cheeks.  The weather here has been exceptionally dry (seems…

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