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Omashkoozoog (elk) could return to Carlton County

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A plan is in the works to restore wild, free-roaming elk to parts of east-central and Northeastern Minnesota for the first time since they were extirpated from the region 125 years ago.

Tribal leaders of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have authorized the Band’s natural resources staff to study the concept of reintroducing “omashkoozoog” in southern St. Louis, Carlton and northern Pine counties.

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