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The sun rises on a Wednesday sale day at the West Fargo Stockyards. David Samson

West Fargo Stockyards, a piece of city’s history, still going strong

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Every Wednesday an auctioneer’s rapid-fire chant rings through sales arenas at the West Fargo Stockyards.

That’s been going on for 79 years.


A dozen head of bleating sheep sprint into the Sheep Palace sales pen.

“Are these just weened? They’re saying maa-maa-maa,” quips auctioneer Tony Heinze of Dazey, N.D.

He’s been doing this for 47 years.

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