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Tippy Thompson (left) and Jared Ward paddle their canoe through a dense growth of wild rice on Perch Lake near Sawyer in September 2013. While Thompson paddles, Ward uses wooden sticks called “knockers” to knock wild rice off the stalks into the bottom of the canoe. Forum News Service file photo

Scientists critique Minnesota wild rice study

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John Myers

Forum News Service

ST. PAUL — A panel of seven scientists from the U.S., Canada and Europe is taking a critical look at Minnesota’s recent research into how sulfate may damage wild rice.

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