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Old time logging captivates the young

It took members of the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers nearly two hours Saturday to fell this partial pine, a victim of the July 2012 blowdown at the park. The top was sheared off. Park officials said only a third of the northern end of the park was visibly impacted by the storm. They decided to clear the dead wood in this demonstration. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 4
Howie Komppa, of Menahga, wanted to touch the horsie. The 2 1/2-year old got up close, thanks to Grandpa. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 4
Dick Schauer of Park Rapids leads his horse team (Paula and Patty) in giving park visitors sleigh rides to and from the demonstration at the campground. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)3 / 4
3-year-old Jackson Hadrava of Laporte tries his hands at a saw that was easily twice his size. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)4 / 4
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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