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Flight of the trumpeters

With the current cold temperatures in central Minnesota, lakes and streams are beginning to freeze. Swans need to have a place to feed on wild rice in the shallow water.

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A trio of trumpeter swans fly over the freezing waters of Gull Lake Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in East Gull Lake. The white giants usually congregate in the last open water of the season usually choosing shallow water with this year's crop of wild rice on the bottom. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

A trio of trumpeter swans fly over the freezing waters of Gull Lake Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in East Gull Lake. The white giants usually congregate in the last open water of the season usually choosing shallow water with this year's crop of wild rice on the bottom.

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I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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