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NDSU’s Marshall Bjorklund (42) is second in the country in field goal percentage, but his life isn’t all about basketball. He still helps out on the family farm. (David Samson Forum News Service)

Farm comes first for Bison’s Bjorklund


The Dale and Tracie Bjorklund farm near Arlington, Minn., is 2,400 acres of mainly corn, soybeans and livestock. You don’t punch in at 8 a.m. and go home for dinner at 5 p.m. very often.

Especially in the fall, when it’s time to harvest. Last fall, to help, son Marshall Bjorklund left Fargo around 6 p.m. and got to the farm 255 miles and four hours later, where he immediately went to work until 2 a.m.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.