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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
Anyone who knows Eric knows that he writes about a little bit of everything, whether it's taking a trip down memory lane, or praising and/or criticizing something or someone.
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By Eric Bergeson
Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother ...
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Eric Bergeson's The Country Scribe
Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother Joe, who is now president of the company, the business has nearly tripled in size during Eric’s ownership tenure. The holder of a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Dakota, Eric has taught courses in history and political science at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He is also an adjunct lecturer in history for Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Eric’s hobbies include Minnesota Twins baseball, Bach organ music, bookstores, hiking, photography, singing old country music with his brother Joe, and watching the wildlife on the swamp in front of his house eight miles outside of Fertile, Minn.
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I am working with my editor on a book. She was born and raised in Kansas and now lives in Colorado. As we plow through the manuscript, some of my regionalism becomes apparent, namely my affection for the word "up." 

We load up the kids. We fill up our coffee mug. We get worked up. We like the word up in Northern Minnesota, and I used the word dozens upon dozens of times without even thinking. 

Carol, the editor, has removed many of the ups, but wants to leave some because they are kind of cute, she says. As I go through through her edits, I find myself arguing for even more ups.

C'mon, you don't just fill the tank, you fill up the tank!

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