'We did it! '- Volunteers finally move troublesome bog on North Long Lake

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LEGIONVILLE, Minn.—Volunteer crews finally won the weeks-long battle with the bog Sunday, June 10, the culmination of hundreds of man-hours spent in hot, humid conditions, wielding chainsaws and powering boats...

A bevy of boats maneuvers a piece of bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
Volunteers in boats maneuver a piece of bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
Doug Kaut (left) and Len Olson, along with other volunteers, help push pieces of a giant bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
Pontoons help push a piece of bog to a new location away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
A bevy of boats maneuvers a piece of bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
A loader with a log gets into place to help push a piece of bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
Kevin Martini of the DNR works to get a strap untangled from the bog during the moving process Sunday, June 10, on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
North Long Lake Association President Bill Schmidt (left) smiles as Kevin Martini (right) from the DNR hugs Randy Tesdahl, executive director of the Minnesota American Legion, Sunday, June 10, after they and volunteers successfully moved three large sections of a giant bog away from the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center beach on North Long Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service

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