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HAGER CITY -- From the familiar aromas of Red Wing to the oddly recognizable whiffs of dog food, my five-minute trip to Hager City opened my eyes and nasal passages.


Just a jog from the border, the unincorporated census-designated village is located in the township of Trenton in Pierce County.

From the passersby perspective, the city amounts to an industrial playground as Thomas & Betts Corporation and Nestle Purina Petcare Company line the each scenic highway.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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