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Dr. Dean Lindquist, D.D.S., explores the waters of Florida Lake in a cedar strip kayak he crafted of his own hand. He enrolled in a boat building class offered by Ted Moores of Bear Mountain Boats, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Hand-crafted kayaks lead to music of the outdoors


LAKE FLORIDA -- Dr. Dean Lindquist, D.D.S., traveled hundreds of miles to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to learn how to make a hand-held planer sing.

Now he plies the waters of Lake Florida in Kandiyohi County and is rewarded with beautiful music of another sort: The sounds of loons calling and the laughter of children as they play on the lake's beaches.

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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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