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Geese get out of airport flight path

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The great goose hunting experiment on Hatfield Lake is apparently working. New Richmond Regional Airport Manager Mike Demulling said the numbers of migratory geese on the lake have dwindled since hunting began.


City officials had hoped to keep goose numbers down on the lake, as the waterfowl are a potential hazard for aircraft landing and taking off at the adjacent airport.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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