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Loon center community meeting set Dec. 5

The last of three community meetings about the prospect of a National Loon Center in Crosslake will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Pine Peaks Event Center, 39957 Swanburg Road, Pine River.

The University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Research will present final ideas and request community input. Carrol Henderson, of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Nongame Wildlife Program, will present his seven years of research on loons related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including the $6 million plan that has been put together for loon conservation work in Minnesota.

All are welcome to attend this meeting.