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Keith Palmquist and swan

Spicer man rescues trumpeter swan from the side of interstate

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SPICER -- Keith Palmquist of Spicer enjoys fishing and hunting, and is making the most of this year's early ice to try his luck on the local lakes.


Yet his biggest wildlife experience of the year came Dec. 28 alongside Interstate 94 near Monticello as he was commuting to his job in the Twin Cities.

Palmquist spotted what he thought was a trumpeter swan alongside the road, doubled back and confirmed his finding.

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