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The property includes this 75-foot tall overlook of the Lac qui Parle River. The view looks over the Lac qui Parle County Park and the pioneer cemetery preserved in the park. Many of the graves in the small cemetery are those of children who died in a diphtheria epidemic in the 1870's. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Park looks to expand

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DAWSON -- Lac qui Parle County's only park is getting discovered for all the right reasons.

"You can come down here any day of the week and there are people,'' said county park board member Bernice Oellien. She is among those who see more users coming to the park to ride or hike its trails, fish or paddle its waters, or enjoy a picnic under a canopy of century-old oak trees.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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