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Tappers gain maple syrup insights

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The business of making maple syrup promises some sweet returns if you're not allergic to hard work and have the patience to watch molasses drip.


Last weekend, the University of Minnesota Extension Service presented a syrup seminar in northern Hubbard County.

Nearly 20 enthusiastic tappers attended, learning tips from the basics (don't tap the wrong tree) to the more sophisticated (the more foliage on a tree, the better the sap production).

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