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The loons are back in town

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Even though the ice was slow to leave the lakes this year, it's finally starting to feel like summer.

I've been hearing the loons as they're returning back to their lakes. There's something about hearing loons echoing over the water that is so Minnesotan. On March 13, 1961, Governor Elmer L. Andersen signed the legislation that adopted the common loon (Gavia immer) the official state bird of the State of Minnesota.

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