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Part of the bog wrangling efforts last weekend on Lake Osakis included anchoring into the bog. Eric Neubarth climbed onto the bog to attach it to a boat. A group of about a dozen boaters helped corral and move the bog about one mile on June 1. (Contributed photo)

Boats and brawn move huge bog

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During Memorial Day weekend, a large, wayward bog morphed into a giant floating headache for lakeshore owners in Schultz's Bay, along the northwest side of Lake Osakis.


Jason Neubarth was visiting his parents' lakeplace on Osakis that weekend when a 30 to 40 foot wide and 70 to 80 yard long bog - a soft, spongy, floating landmass - drifted over like an uninvited houseguest.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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