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Islands on Mille Lacs, Pelican lakes may be closed

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Spirit Island on Mille Lacs Lake and Gooseberry Island on Pelican Lake could potentially be closed if the virulent Newcastle disease is confirmed from tests of dead birds, DNR officials said Friday.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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