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The below article first appeared in the StarTribune online March 2nd and in print March 3rd 2018. We have shared it below for all of our supporters. The article was written by: Jennifer Bjorhus Photo Credit: Aaron Lavinsky, StarTribune An Eden Prairie couple helped give students access to the Great Lake, but the North Woods center is $2.3 million short of its fundraising goal to make it happen. Buying land right on Lake Superior was always a dream for leaders of the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. The nonprofit north of Silver Bay specializes in hands-on learning, getting K-12 students up close to nature and dirty, whether it’s snowshoeing, taking water samples from streams or growing carrots. Lizzy Wegner, 11, a 6th grader from Watertown-Mayer, beat her classmates in a snowshoe race Tuesday morning at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Wolf Ridge naturalist and snowshoe instructor Sam Anderson used the race as an opportunity to see if his students’ show shoes were properly fastened. The Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center was looking to expand and eyeing a gorgeous plot of land on Lake Superior the DNR was selling. An Edina couple outbid them and then turned around gave the wolf center a long-term lease. The new land is 5 miles from the main campus. We photograph a typical day at the learning center as students from around the state visit for outdoor learning activities on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in Finland, Minn. - Photo By Aaron Lavinsky, StarTribune For decades, children have climbed Marshall Mountain on the organization’s 2,000 acre campus in [...]

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