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Dr. William Reid, a retired pathologist, knows all of the trees in his virgin forest on the prairie south of Kandiyohi. Reid Woods is located along the west shore of Lake Kasota. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Study: Lake Kasota forest area resists Dutch elm disease in west central Minnesota

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KANDIYOHI -- Dr. William Reid was director of pathology at Rice Memorial Hospital in 1967 when he and his wife, Ute, bought two miles of shoreline and about 220 acres of farmland and woods on the west shore of Lake Kasota.

"When I came out here to work at Rice Hospital, I saw all these wonderful lakes,'' said Reid, who as a kid swam in the lakes near his home in Oakland County north of Detroit. "First thing I wanted to do was to find some shoreline.''

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David Little
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