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Ricing under way on reservation

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announced last week some guidelines for members harvesting wild rice.

“(R)espect the gift we have been given,” the Band’s Wild Rice Committee said in a news release Aug. 31. “Please avoid areas of green rice, knock with respect, and to think of those who come after you as those who came before you did.”

The wild rice harvest began on Saturday. Other harvesting notes include:

• Ricing will be allowed every day.

• For the first week harvest hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; for the second week harvest goes until sunset.

• Harvest limited to Band members,...

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