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Harlen Hendrickson, right, president of the West Central Waterfowlers, helps Breah Branden, 10, of Detroit Lakes construct a wood duck house at the Becker County Fairgrounds Wednesday evening. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Kids help build waterfowl population at the fair

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When the area duck population wasn't doing too well a few years ago, officials at the West Central Waterfowlers, the local chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, knew they had to do something different to raise awareness for conservation.

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The answer came in the form of kids, and the chance to build wood duck houses at the Becker County Fair.

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