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Kevin Martini

April 25, 2019
A floating bog, measuring about 50 yards wide, nearly stretches across a channel on Gilbert Lake near Brainerd Wednesday, April 24. The channel connects the main lake with a small shallow bay known as a hotbed for pan fish angling early in the season. Presently all boat traffic except for canoes and kayaks are blocked from accessing the bay. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatch  Video  play button
Blocker of a bog: It's not monstrous, but good sized bog breaks off on Gilbert Lake
April 25, 2019 - 8:27am
September 20, 2018
A close up look at part of the soil of the bog that made its home in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center on North Long Lake in 2017. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
Another bog floats across North Long Lake
September 20, 2018 - 5:00am
June 28, 2018
A look at what the massive bog that has been situated in front of Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center on North Long Lake looks like now. Volunteers were able to move more pieces of the bog Wednesday. To the left you will see the large portion of the bog still located in front of the swimming beach, along with a smaller piece of the bog just to its right. Further to the right in the trees, you can see where the bog pieces are being moved to in Merrifield Bay.
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More pieces of North Long Lake's massive bog moved
June 28, 2018 - 4:00am
May 25, 2018
Volunteers with boats made sure the utility strap was on correctly Thursday to get ready to pull the bog in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center .
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Bog battle continues: New effort results in minor movement but slow progress
May 25, 2018 - 4:00am
May 17, 2018
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Massive bog cut into 3: Officials hope to move 1 piece next week
May 17, 2018 - 7:41pm
October 19, 2017
Steve Stohr (left) of Peterson Towing points to the monstrous bog Thursday morning along Legionville Safety Camp’s beach, as Bill Schmidt, the North Long Lake Association president, and Harry Ruikka of Peterson Towing, discuss the situation of the bog floating around Merrifield Bay on North Long Lake, just north of Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Monster bog continues to linger in Merrifield Bay
October 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
October 14, 2017
A football field-sized floating bog collided with the Family Fun Lot Owners dock overnight Friday causing damage on southeast shore of North Long Lake's Merrifield Bay . Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Big bog crumples docks in Merrifield Bay
October 14, 2017 - 7:00am