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Wildlife area to be expanded


BACKUS — Cass County Board voted Tuesday to endorse a DNR proposal to purchase 4.15 acres and 200 feet of shoreline on Five Mile Point of Leech Lake to expand an existing wildlife management area.

Henry Drewes, DNR northwest region fisheries manager, told the board the site is one of seven known muskie spawning areas on the lake. The new purchase area abuts 26 acres the DNR purchased in 2009.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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