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The Hubbard County board is reluctant to give a blanket extension on 2011 timber sales to large logging operations. The theory is that smaller loggers, like Kent Dudley above, could have had a chance to bid some of the contracts and completed the work by now. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Forest development fund looking to reforest budworm devastated areas

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The county is still recovering from a serious budworm outbreak in its jack pine population that started seven years ago, Hubbard County Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier told the board last week.

He requested an increase in the tax forfeited land apportionment, which the board granted.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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