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Snow geese have begun arriving in North Dakota en route to their Arctic breeding grounds. Despite efforts to reduce their population, including liberalized hunting, snow geese numbers continue to rise, and the continental population now is believed to exceed 15 million birds. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)

Snow geese creating environmental disaster

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Millions of snow geese will pass through North Dakota during the next few weeks, flying north from the U.S. Gulf Coast to their Arctic breeding grounds.


It’s the scene of an ongoing environmental disaster.

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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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