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Bertha-Hewitt students release trout

by Dana Cantleberry

Bertha-Hewitt science teacher Erin Krueger and her seventh-grade life science students released 173 rainbow trout fingerlings (2-3 inches long) into Lake Charlotte, located on the outskirts of Long Prairie, on Wednesday, May 4.

“Yes, I’m very excited for this day!” said Mrs. Krueger, who’s spent every school day and nearly every weekend since December checking water temps, feeding the trout, and like a doting mom, worrying about “her fish babies.”

Eric Altena, area fisheries manager for the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Little Falls, arrived at Bertha-Hewitt School that morning to load and transport the fingerlings in his aerated tank to the lake. . .

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