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How Hawley Got Rodeo Contract, 1960

from Hawley Herald newspaper article, 1960 Why was Hawley, a village with a 1960 population of 1,264 persons, selected as the site of the RCA rodeo for northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota? This question has been asked by many inquisitive individuals during the past few months. There are two reasons: first, that Hawley is…

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Barnes PRCA Rodeo, third and fourth generation

Westin and his wife Katelyn will again travel with their young children Elsie and Martin to Hawley Minnesota to produce the rodeo in 2018. Three-year-old Elsie and her younger brother Martin are now the fourth generation of the Barnes PRCA Rodeo family business. Elsie is a mini-me of her mother Katelyn helping out with washing…

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Kyle Whitaker wins all-around in Hawley, 2017 

June 2017 Kyle Whitaker, 8x PRCA Linderman Award winner, won the 2017 all-around title in Hawley, Minn. Whitaker competed in Saddle Bronc, Tie-Down Roping, and Steer Wrestling.   Whitaker consistently enters Barnes PRCA Rodeo’s due to the caliber of animal athletes.  “They have a lot of nice bucking horses that give a guy a chance to…

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