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Tom Heinrich (left), large lake specialist for the Department of Natural Resources in Baudette, Minn., prepares to insert a numbered yellow tag behind the dorsal fin of a lake sturgeon April 26 on Lake of the Woods. Helping to steady the fish is Dennis Topp, assistant area fisheries supervisor in Baudette. (Brad Dokken photo)

Minnesota and Ontario survey sturgeon population

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BAUDETTE, Minn. — Tom Heinrich wrestled the big sturgeon out of a holding tank aboard the research boat he and Dennis Topp were working in and again was reminded about how things have changed since he started sampling the prehistoric fish on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River more than 20 years ago.


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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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