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Sep 6, 2011 - Rice Lake National Recreation Area

We headed out to see the Rice Lake National Recreation Area today. It is located five miles south of McGregor, MN, on State Highway 65. Rice Lake is 4500 acres and for thousands of years it has supplied an abundant wild rice crop. The rice crop attracts hundred of thousands of waterfowl in the fall. What the waterfowl don't get first the American Indians harvest it using their traditional methods. We, of course, drove over so that we could see some of the water fowl that are supposed to be abundant here but we really didn't see anything but...

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