Moorhead business owner’s roots run deep in the lumber industry

As his parents and other family members set out to tear down damaged buildings, Stattelman was given a dull hatchet and told to work on cutting down a dead ash tree.

The adults likely thought it would keep him busy and out of the way, he said. But when they weren’t looking, Stattelman found a sharp hatchet and proceeded to cut down several trees before someone noticed.

From then on, the family joked about hiding the hatchets from Charlie.

Twenty-five years later, Stattelman is now the owner of Hatchet & Co., a reclaimed lumber and timber framing business at 1608 1st Ave. N. in Moorhead.

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