Environment: Storm over Voyageurs' Country

It's canoe against motorboat in Minnesota's lake country

It extends much farther than the eye can see: a great tapestry pf shimmering blue lakes and islands forested with silver birch, black spruce and majestic red pines. Eagles and ospreys wheel overhead, while moose and wolves roam the woods as they did in the days of the 17th century voyageurs. Crystal-clear lakes teem with enough trout and walleyed pike to make even the fishing novice feel like the compleat angler. At dusk the call of the loon is heard.

Now the peace of this magnificent million-acre...

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