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Over the past decade, Mike Monteith (pictured) and his wife, Kele, have cared for a prairie grass and wild flower plot on their property just east of New Richmond. In the spring, wild flowers are in full bloom. During the fall months, prairie grasses seem to take over.

House on the (native) prairie

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A New Richmond couple has transformed their residential property into a restored native prairie, thanks to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources program.

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Kele and Mike Monteith, who live off County Road K east of New Richmond, signed up for the DNR program about 10 years ago.

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