115 responses to Minnesota Amish
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    Hilarian Brey
    Comment on Fall Amish consignment auction (July 2nd, 2014 at 16:57)

    Fall Amish consignment auction

    Can anyone tell me the exact date for the Amish consignment auction near St. Charles, MN again this fall? I think it is on Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 but am not for sure.
    We really enjoy them.

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    Anonymous
    Comment on Minnesota Amish (July 2nd, 2014 at 19:53)

    Not real sure, however, they are located a short distance from the Mayo Clinic. so, why not just website to the St Charles City Hall for example. obviously, those people will have the info that you’re looking for.

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    carl
    Comment on Hello (July 13th, 2014 at 16:06)

    Hello

    We would like to visit your area, are you close to the mayo clinic?We will be coming from Minneapolis.

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      Anonymous
      Comment on Minnesota Amish (September 12th, 2014 at 14:19)

      St Charles. MN Obviously will have their own website for local Amish Information, that people asking were looking for. I’ve had tours. and its a wonderful and warm community.

      My advise is to go by Private Car, the tour driver will drive for you.
      . Do NOT and I mean, do NOT take pictures of Amish people or any pictures of their houses and barns. however, the tour driver will give you more instructions. .

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    Erin
    Comment on Haystack Supper & Bake Sale (September 12th, 2014 at 12:19)

    Haystack Supper & Bake Sale

    AMISH BENEFIT Haystack Supper & Bake Sale! Fri., Sept. 12, 4-8 p.m. Borgholm Town Hall 1/2 Mile South of Bock, MN on CR. 1.

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    Erin
    Comment on Minnesota Amish (October 1st, 2014 at 07:52)

    http://millelacscountytimes.com/2014/09/23/county-grants-permit-for-amish-school/

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    Willy Moss
    Comment on Antique Treadle Sewing Machines (October 15th, 2014 at 06:34)

    Antique Treadle Sewing Machines

    I am Dr. Willy the sewing machine man. I have a few treadle machines I would
    like to sell, prices are reasonable. I operate Dr. Willy’s Sewing and Sharpening
    in Crystal,MN 55422 # 763-710-7403 I have completely refurbished the machines. Two Singers,and one Minnesota brand. The cabinet for the Minnesota needs some work.Both Singer cabinets have been refinished. I just don’t have
    room for them in my shop.Please let me know if interested.
    Thank you
    Dr. Willy

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    tjk
    Comment on Why no Amish in ND? (January 9th, 2015 at 12:15)

    Why no Amish in ND?

    With many Amish living in MN and some close to the ND border, it is interesting that we do not have any Amish in our state. There are many farms and pasture land for sale in the eastern part of the state. There is one county close to the MN border that has a lot of pasture land and land that is coming out of CRP in the near future. This land typically sells for much less than land that has been farmed. I think the land prices overall are very reasonable compared to other parts of the country. Maybe one day the Amish will take a good look at ND.

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      tjk
      Comment on ND Amish (January 9th, 2015 at 14:46)

      ND Amish

      I should note that we did have Amish in ND from 1894 until 1956 when only 3 members remained according to GAMEO.

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      Comment on Will Amish settle in North Dakota? (January 11th, 2015 at 13:25)

      Will Amish settle in North Dakota?

      It will probably happen again someday; I’ll make a “bold” prediction and say that within the next 5 years there will be a North Dakota Old Order Amish community (an arbitrary guess based on general Amish westward migration).

      As you say the state has had an Amish presence before (at least 4 different communities) and Amish currently live and survive in similar latitudes. You’ve also got Amish in three neighboring states (Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana), so I’d bet some adventurous soul(s) will take a look at some point fairly soon and take a crack at North Dakota, assuming there’s not some factor I’m unaware of which would make ND unattractive.

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    Hilarian Brey
    Comment on Spring Amish consignment auction in St. Charles MN (March 6th, 2015 at 12:14)

    Spring Amish consignment auction in St. Charles MN

    Is the next spring consignment amish auction in St. Charles MN on May 23rd 2015?

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      Al in Ky
      Comment on Minnesota Amish (April 27th, 2015 at 20:55)

      Hilarian — A few days ago I received my annual brochure from the Country Fresh Produce Auction (Amish) at St. Charles and it has listed May 23 as the date of the furniture, flowers and quilt consignment auction you asked about.

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    Michelle Dick
    Comment on Annual and Perennial Plants near Clarissa MN (April 23rd, 2015 at 09:34)

    Annual and Perennial Plants near Clarissa MN

    I have heard great information about annual and perennial plants available for purchase from Amish near Clarissa MN. Can anyone tell me where the place is located and when the plant sales will begin for Spring 2015? Thank you…

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      Kevin Happke
      Comment on Greenhouse location (April 27th, 2015 at 22:36)

      Greenhouse location

      I believe it is located just south of Clarissa on county road 11 on the west side of the road their should be some signs posted there, as far as hours they are open everyday but Sunday and I would think the plants would be ready any time you would want to stop.

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    Jess
    Comment on Becker County Amish (April 27th, 2015 at 20:11)

    Becker County Amish

    Hello,

    I am so thrilled to have Amish neighbors and slowly building up some kind of a relationship with them. I was speaking with one of the oldest sons today next door and it occurred to me to ask him what kind of Amish he was, but that seemed like it might be rude….? Does anyone know what kind of settlement is in Becker county? Or how I could find out? We have recently been house hunting for my brother in the area and discovered many Amish in our area. My neighbor said they have now about 30 families in our 15 mile radius alone.

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      Comment on Minnesota Amish (April 28th, 2015 at 08:21)

      I don’t know this community, but you might ask which other communities they are back and forth with, or where they originally came from, or where else they have family.

      From that you might be able to get a sense of which affiliation they are, combined with any observations on their material level – do they use the SMV triangle? Outhouses? Phone shanty? What do the business signs look like–are they professionally made or mostly hand-written signs? There is a list of 40+ Amish affiliations included in the book The Amish which also might be helpful: http://amishamerica.com/amish-affiliations/

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        Jess
        Comment on Minnesota Amish (April 29th, 2015 at 11:30)

        They do use a SMV triangle and the signs I’ve seen for their businesses, are homemade. I believe they moved here from southern Iowa, though I’d have to confirm that with my husband who has spoken to them more about that. I will definitely check out that book, thanks Erik :)

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      Jonathan Edwards
      Comment on Flavor (April 28th, 2015 at 17:34)

      Flavor

      There are two “Hillsboro (WI)”-style districts in northwest Minnesota (one actually has a Swartzentruber background but has adjusted to the Hillsboro Ordnung) but I think they are north of Becker County. The only settlement I recognize is Frazee. They are fairly traditional Andy Weavers. They fall somewhere between the Fredericktown (OH) [Andy Weaver/Dan] and Kenton flavors. Oh, and the Hillsboro people pulled out of northern Indiana back in the 1970s and 1980s, so they allow more material things than most Andy Weavers (who pulled away from the largest Amish groups in the 1950s), but are still much plainer than the mainstream Amish. With all of this said, the Becker County folks — like most Amish people — probably know where they fit without understanding the nuances of their religious identity or the history that led to development of these varying practices and identities.

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