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Pictured (from left to right) are recsuers Mike Allen, Dan Lindee and Mike Barney, along with the trumpeter swan that the trio pulled from the ice.

Swan rescue succeeds on Middle Pine


Mike and Maxine Allen have one of the most beautiful lake views from their home on Middle Pine, north of Star Prairie.

Each morning when they open the blinds facing the lake they have observed loons, bald eagles, osprey, numerous ducks and geese, and maybe a shy deer drinking along the shoreline. But they especially enjoy the trumpeter swans.

However, their morning pleasure of watching the elegant swans took a nose dive in early December.

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