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From left, Patrick Moore of Clean Up our River Environment, Jennessa Runia, and Heather Beukhof, Montevideo Girl Scout leader, view a sign at Prien's Landing. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Showing the way to a journey of discovery

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MONTEVIDEO -- Joseph Nicollet camped where the Chippewa River meets the Minnesota River on Aug. 5, 1838 and dutifully made note of its clear waters and sandy bottom before continuing his map making journey through the frontier lands of what is now western Minnesota.


Some 172 years later, Jennessa Runia started her own journey of discovery at this very spot.

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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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