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At one time a swan sighting in the area was a rare occurrence but the Minnesota swan population, which includes this pair which spent the summer in Eckles Township, continues to expand at an estimated rate of 20 percent each year. File Photo

Survey shows Minnesota's trumpeter swan population is expanding

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A statewide aerial survey conducted in early January revealed that the population of trumpeter swans in Minnesota has more than doubled in the last five years, according to Larry Gillette, wildlife manager for Three Rivers Park District, which organized the survey.

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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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