Last of the Duncan Elevator


For those saddened to see the last remaining pieces of the historic Duncan Elevator in downtown Flandreau begin to make way for future development, you’ll be pleased to know that at least one element of the historic property will live on.
Mike Doering with D&B Agro Systems, Ltd out of Hubbard, Iowa, was in town this past week to pick up the round Kan-Sun grain dryer. He told the Moody County Enterprise that the company designs and builds grain systems and the local dryer was one of approximately 600 the company had worked on over the years across the United States.

“We will bring it back through our refurbishing shop in Hubbard,” Doering said.
The company’s website states that the re-manufactured Kan-Suns are stripped down to bare steel, then “redesigned, rebuilt, and replaced with innovations that drive performance and efficiency. Upgrades are made to the plumbing and electrical systems, as well as burner shields, flame probes, limit switches, and many other parts. Motors are rebuilt at a certified repair shop.”
The City of Flandreau now owns the property.
City Administrator Cohl Turnquist said that whatever is left on the property later this spring or early summer will be demolished after an approval from the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.