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Joe Walewski, director of the naturalist training program at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, was recently named the Non-formal Educator of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Environmental Education. He has worked at Wolf Ridge for 22 years. Submitted photo

Wolf Ridge instructor wins award

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In the summer of 1988, wildfires tore across Yellowstone National Park. Drought conditions and strong winds kept the fire burning for months, and 36 percent of the park was affected. After the chaos settled, extensive damage repair was needed. The National Park Service pulled together 160 wilderness experts from around the nation to lead trail repair crews.


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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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