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June 10, 2019
Mike Johnson of Johnson Sewer & Excavating in Aitkin provides the excavator used to remove chunks of the Gilbert Lake bog on Friday, June 7, with Crow Wing County's permission. Submitted photo by Mary Claire Ryan
Gilbert Lake property owners remove floating bog a piece at a time
June 10, 2019 - 7:42pm
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
December 31, 2018
A bevy of boats maneuvers a piece of bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
2018 Top 10: No. 7 - The moving of the monstrous bog
December 31, 2018 - 4:00pm
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
June 11, 2018
A bevy of boats maneuvers a piece of bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
'We did it! '- Volunteers finally move troublesome bog on North Long Lake - Legionville camp still closed for the summer
June 11, 2018 - 6:00am
June 7, 2018
The bog, shown here Thursday, June 7, has forced the cancellation of Legionville School Safety Patrol Training this year. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Bog puts kibosh on summer camp: Legionville cancels over safety concerns
June 7, 2018 - 7:40pm
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 24, 2018
Chris Johnson of Peterson Towing (left) and Kevin Martini with the Brainerd DNR office work Wednesday, May 23, to cut the massive bog that's been in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center since last fall. The plan is to move pieces of the bog Thursday. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Winning the North Long Lake bog battle: Move to take place Thursday, weather permitting
May 24, 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
May 16, 2018
From above, boats are seen Wednesday, May 16, circling the north edge of the bog on North Long Lake, as they are tightening cables to try to dislodge the 200-by-800-foot section of cattails and tamarack trees from the Legionville Safety Camp beach. As of Wednesday night, a cable was used to cut the bog in half. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Putting up a fight: Volunteers work all day in attempt to move North Long Lake monster bog
May 16, 2018 - 9:24pm
May 14, 2018
An aerial shot taken from a drone last fall of North Long Lake shows the monstrous bog in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center, just outside of Brainerd. Plans are being made to have the bog moved close to where it originated.
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Monster bog move: North Long Lake Association members preparing to push floating mass back to original place
May 14, 2018 - 5:35pm
November 29, 2017
Staked and frozen into the shallow water of North Long Lake in front of Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center, the bog will spend the winter on the swimming beach at the Merrifield camp. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video


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Bog on North Long to remain in place for winter
November 29, 2017 - 5:00am
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
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