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Wild rice season is nigh


August 14, 2020

Minnesota DNR photo

Wild rice can be found in the Kettle Lake Wildlife Management Area off Minnesota Highway 210, southeast of Cromwell in western Carlton County.

Minnesota DNR

Wild rice conditions are looking good this year in many areas of Minnesota and the Department of Natural Resources is offering tips and a reminder of important regulations restricting harvesting to rice stands that are ripe.

"Favorable weather without too much heavy rain early in the season has been a positive for wild rice," said Ricky Lien, DNR wetland habitat team supervisor. "As people consider harvesting, they need to know the regulations that help protect wild rice stands for future years."

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