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Curt Oien of the Minnesota Dragonfly Society uses a magnifying glass to examine a dragonfly he captured July 27, 2014, in Beltrami Island State Forest. Oien is part of a small crew sampling dragonflies in the forest and adjacent Red Lake WMA as part of a three-year study to gather more baseline data on the insects. (Brad Dokken photo)

Of bogs and blueberries

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NORRIS CAMP, Minn. — Blueberries and dragonflies generally don’t come up in the same conversation, but they were prominent topics of discussion during a recent rainy morning here at the historic headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area.

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Turns out the WMA and adjacent Beltrami Island State Forest have an abundance of both this summer.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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