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Canine called on to put Ellsworth creamery in TV spotlight

Products inside the Ellsworth Co-op Creamery's retail store appeared tempting to the sidekick of a popular Twin Cities outdoors journalist Thursday.

But "Raven," the canine companion to Ron Schara of Ron Schara Productions, remained well-behaved. The dog only slightly sniffed a stand where bags of cheese curds and other foods are displayed. When a photographer whistled to get the animal's attention for a picture, the desired response--turn away from the goodies and toward the camera--came fairly quickly.

After all, as Schara always says in the tag line he uses to end his "Minnesota Bound" program on KARE-TV, channel 11 in the Cities, Raven is the "star of the show." It was a featured role in a television commercial promoting the creamery that brought him and his master there.

Read more in the print version of the Herald March 16.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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