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The Lake Sallie fish hatchery is celebrating its 100th year anniversary this month, as fishery experts with the DNR continue to ensure area lakes are stocked with healthy fish populations. Photos by Brian Basham

Lake Sallie Hatchery celebrating 100 years

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For 100 years, the Lake Sallie Fish Hatchery at Dunton Locks -- just out side of Detroit Lakes -- has been helping Mother Nature along -- increasing the fish population in area lakes.

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It has undoubtedly strengthened commerce, business and livelihoods in lakes country since its inception in 1912.

That's why DNR officials are hosting a century celebration on Aug. 9, which will include hatchery tours to the public, refreshments, some fishing and speakers like Wilbur Joy.

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