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Visitors to the Tamarac Fall Festival are invited to wander the refuge's trails and take part in various nature-related activities. Photo by - Brian Basham

Tamarac's Fall Fest

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Almost 140 years ago, the trumpeter swan virtually disappeared from Minnesota's lakes and rivers due to overzealous hunting.

But today, this magnificent white bird is flourishing in our state once again, in large part due to a swan restoration program that was launched at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge 25 years ago.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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