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Volunteers walk to a remeandered stretch of the Vermillion River Saturday with plans to move fish from the old channel to the new. The project, which involves using an electrical charge to stun the fish, had to be delayed because of rain.

Nature gets a helping hand to restore habitat along the Vermillion

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A stretch of the Vermillion River in Empire Township is returning to its natural shape with a little help from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


The DNR is near the end of a project to add back a series of curves and pools that were cut out of the river more than 70 years ago by farmers looking to maximize their field space.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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