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Nature's bounty

Wild rice season is in full swing.

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Brothers Tim, left, and Randall Clark bag up the day's take of wild rice Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Green's Point on the Mississippi River. The pair estimated the weight for the day at 150 pounds with about a 40 percent yield of finished rice. According to Tim Clark, "We are past peak on the rice but what we took was good quality". The Minnesota wild rice season is between August 15 and September 30. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

The Minnesota wild rice season is between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30.

Ricers must wait until the rice is ripe before harvest even though the season has begun.

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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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