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Tony Arola, a forester with the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources, shows fifth-graders from Blackduck Elementary School a slice of oak that can tell a story - the tree's age, that it was once in a fire and how drought affects growth rings. More than 200 fifth-graders from the area participated in the Wave of Knowledge: Learning the Language of Water Festival Tuesday at Concordia Language Villages. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Students learn about aspects of water


Area fifth-graders dived into the themes of water and pollution prevention at a festival Tuesday near Bemidji.

The Wave of Knowledge: Learning the Language of Water Festival drew 227 fifth-graders from schools in Blackduck, Kelliher, Northome, Ponemah and Red Lake.

It was held at Waldsee, the German Language Village at Concordia Language Villages.

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