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PHOTOS: Prairie Pothole Day celebrates 39th annual event

The Prairie Pothole Conservation Association, in partnership with Stoney Ridge Farm near New London, hosted the 39th annual Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

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Cattails and reeds help camouflage shelters near the lake at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London, as photographed Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day.
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Vendors set up tents to sell their wares as visitors roam the grounds of Stoney Ridge Farm on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day.
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Youth were invited to test their rock-climbing skills on the rock-climbing wall during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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Cole Nelson, 10, of Willmar, takes aim at a target during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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A series of shooting ranges are set in preparation for Prairie Pothole Day on Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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A pair of wood duck shelters are set at the brush line at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London, as photographed Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day.
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Tents scattered around the grounds at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London hold different exhibits on outdoor conservation and recreation during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.
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Dozens of duck decoys are for sale at Bruce's Canvasback Decoys during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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Trevor Arndt, of Spicer, was one of several vendors selling his wares during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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Trevor Arndt, of Spicer, had prints of his artwork for sale during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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People mill around the different stations set up Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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Dave Lutz, 38, of Minnetrista, takes aim at a set of archery targets Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm near New London.
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Levi Lutz, 11, of Minnestrista, takes aim at deer-shaped archery targets Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm near New London.
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Lily Lutz, 8, of Minnetrista, takes aim at a herd of deer targets while practicing her bow hunting Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm near New London.
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Antique fishing lures, safely encased in glass to keep small hands away, are on display Sept. 10, 2022, during Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm near New London.
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Kids descend from the rock-climbing wall using their harnesses during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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Children were invited to take aim at colorful balloons at an archery setup during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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Cribbage boards decorated with prints of wildlife were on display at Trevor Arndt's booth during Prairie Pothole Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Stoney Ridge Farm at Highway 9 and Highway 71 northwest of New London.
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As visitors walk back toward their cars, a sign reading "Thank you, see you next year on Saturday, Sept. 9," invites them back to Prairie Pothole Day in 2023.
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Dale Morin is a reporter with the West Central Tribune. He covers public safety and breaking news beats.

Dale can be reached at dmorin@wctrib.com or by phone 320-214-4368.
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