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Will Steger led a four-month, 1,200 dog sled journey across Canada’s arctic Baffin Island in 2007. He spoke in Granite Falls on Sunday about global climate change. Ron and Diane Fagen and Fagen Engineering, Granite Falls, helped sponsor his Baffin Island Expedition and helped him launch the Will Steger Foundation through their support in 2007-08. Submitted

‘Eyewitness’ to climate change in polar regions urges citizens to take action here


GRANITE FALLS — Will Steger has led dog-sled expeditions to reach the North Pole, traverse the length of Greenland and cross Antarctica, witnessing firsthand the dramatic transformations occurring due to global climate change.

He no longer needs to leave Minnesota to see what’s happening.

“We’re now seeing obvious extremes here,’’ Steger told a crowd of more than 200 Sunday evening at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls.

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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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