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Photo of the week: Loon on lake

Tim Erickson of Alexandria took this photo of a loon stretching its wings on Lake L'Homme Dieu in June. Minnesota has more loons, roughly 12,000, than any other state except Alaska. They can dive as deep as 250 feet, fly more than 75 miles per ho...

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Photo contributed by Tim Erickson.

Tim Erickson of Alexandria took this photo of a loon stretching its wings on Lake L’Homme Dieu in June.

Minnesota has more loons, roughly 12,000, than any other state except Alaska. They can dive as deep as 250 feet, fly more than 75 miles per hour and live for 30 years or more, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

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