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MARILYN HAGERTY: Moose are scarce; Mattracks move gingerly around Karlstad

Published 05/10/2012, Grand Forks Herald

You go north on Interstate 29 until you get to Drayton, N.D. You take a right and keep going east on Highway 11 until you hit Karlstad, Minn. You aren’t in Karlstad long before you realize the biggest show in town is the Mattracks factory. Well, that and Wiktel Co., run by the Wikstrom family. It serves much of northwest Minnesota. Matt Brazier, 31, was 12 years old when he drew a picture of rubber tracks on tires and asked his father, Glen Brazier, if they could do that. He said they could. They did. And now there is a factory in Karlstad that employs 50 people.

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