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Shingo Yamane, right, a foreign exchange student from Japan studying in Clara City, and Glen Jacobsen, rural Bird Island, give Jacobsen's new Souris Canoe its maiden run April 23 on the Chippewa River. The river's bluffs offer a look back at more than 100,000 years of geological and glacial history in the area. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Chippewa River run: Trip offers modern perspective

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The Chippewa River was back within its banks but keeping a sprinter's pace when the nine of us slipped two canoes and five kayaks into its current at Lentz's Landing on Minnesota Highway 40 on the afternoon of Easter Sunday.


Our plan was to hitch a ride on this conveyor belt to the Watson Lion's Park about eight miles downstream.

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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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