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Stacy Salvevold slipped out of her back door and the comfort of her home on a sub-zero day to capture this image of a frozen sunrise over Lake Minnewaska. It is appropriately featured as the January 2010 image. Submitted photos

Amateur photographers tell Chippewa River watershed's story


MONTEVIDEO -- Stacy Salvevold needed only to slip out her back door and the warmth of her home on a January morning to capture the sparkle of a hoar-frosted landscape as the sun started its climb over Lake Minnewaska.

Karen Falk had to wait for the right water conditions and mobilize friends and family members for a canoe and kayak trip down Mud Creek in Swift County's Camp Lake Township on a spring day to capture the wild and remote feel of this rarely visited waterway.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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