The Old West is long gone. But near the western Minnesota town of Milan, a part of it is still very much alive. Rodeo runs in J.D. Struxness’s blood. Both his aunts and his dad were in high school rodeo and qualified for nationals.
The Hamel Rodeo is the place to be this weekend. It’s one of the biggest rodeos in the Midwest. And Winthrop, Minnesota’s Dan Morton is one of the big competitors in steer wrestling.