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U.S. judge restores Endangered Species Act protections to Great Lakes gray wolves

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Little snow leads to drought and wildfires

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Despite the thin layer of snow on the ground and the expectation of more this weekend, the Brainerd lakes area has fallen into a drought.

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So little accumulation has fallen since September that area firefighters have been called to grass fires in January and February, a rarity according to Mark Mortensen, DNR program forester in Brainerd.

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