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Randy Stenger, left, and his brother Don Stenger are working to prepare the ground for Extreme Sandbox, which will open next spring. Randy Stenger owns the business. Don Stenger is the production manager. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)

Extreme Sandbox prepares to open this spring

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There's movement at the corner of Ravenna Trail and Glendale Road east of Hastings, and there's some big equipment at the center of the activity. But the excavator, bulldozer and skid steer aren't there to prepare the land for new development. They're there to play.


Randy Stenger of Farmington is the owner of the new business, named Extreme Sandbox. The concept is to give adults with no construction experience an opportunity to try their hand at operating heavy equipment.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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