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Brothers Wayne, left, and Roger Rother stand in the front room of their deer processing business. This will be their last year of operations.

Rother Meats to close its doors after 52 years

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Roger and Wayne Rother have been processing meat for 52 years. They started in 1958, when their parents bought a little processing shop along the outskirts of Hastings.


"For my dad, this was a good fit," Roger said, explaining that his family had lived on a farm before buying the business.

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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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