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Sunken treasure in our own backyard


What was once an area bustling with iron mining activity is now one of the Midwest’s best locations for diving and snorkeling.

The Cuyuna Iron Mine Pits near the city of Crosby, made up of 27 separate bodies of water, attract underwater explorers from across the country to enjoy crystal clear views of Minnesota’s past and aquatic wildlife.

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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