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The river rages

Pine Knot photo contributor Dan Malkovich got up and close to a turbulent St. Louis River in Jay Cooke State Park on Monday. He’s a regular visitor and said the big melt, along with stormy, wet weather, has changed the river in the past two weeks. It was “mild-mannered and calm on March 31,” he said. “But by April 11, following several days of melting temperatures and constant rain, it had turned into a raging torrent.”