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Logging came to a near halt this fall when wet weather prevented crews from getting lumber and equipment into or out of the soggy woods. Work has resumed after cold weather set in last weekend. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Loggers say wet weather made for tough year

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Area loggers may want to knock on wood, hoping depressed prices and wet weather will end what's been a challenging year in the timber industry.

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As Hubbard County prepares 27 new parcels of aspen, jack pine and tamarac for the upcoming January timber auction, loggers are having trouble harvesting their existing contracts.

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