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(Photo: Jim Maurice, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids Sportsman’s Club Use Benton County Fair As Educational Experience

One of the more popular buildings on the fairgrounds belongs to the Sauk Rapids Sportsman's Club, which is filled with fish, birds and other animals found in Minnesota.

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Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
Photo: Richard Leguil, WJON
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Hemker Park and Zoo: Small Town Zoo With Big City Animals [VIDEO]

Some of the most rare animals on Earth call the next stop on our Hometown Tourist Series home: Hemker Park and Zoo in Freeport.

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Getty Images
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Several Farm Animals Die in Freeport Barn Fire

Several farm animals died in a barn fire last (Wednesday) night.

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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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The Granite City Kennel Club Dog Show Was A Hit [VIDEO]

The annual Granite City Kennel Club dog show had a great turn out this year. Karen Derr had her portuguese water dog, Beamer in the show and says that confirmation shows like this one are more laid back than performance shows. Confirmation dog shows are based on the dog's structure and movement rather than a performance show that highlights agility or obedience.

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Ben, Sara, and Colby Kaschmitter talk about the continued tradition of 4-H shows at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Ben, Sara, and Colby Kaschmitter talk about the continued tradition of 4-H shows at the Benton County Fair. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Benton County Fair 4-H Shows A Tradition Passed Down For Local Family [VIDEO]

For the Kaschmitter family, being involved in 4-H is a special tradition passed down through generations. Colby, Sara, and Ben Kaschmitter have been showing pigs since elementary school. Sara says it's fun to keep the tradition alive their parents and grandparents started.

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rarvesen, Flickr
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Initiative Seeks Better Habitat To Help Minnesota’s Moose

With Minnesota's moose population on the decline, conservation groups have teamed up with government agencies in hopes of helping the animals hang on by enhancing the habitat that's critical to their survival.

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Friendly faces wait for good homes at the Tri-County Humane Society. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Friendly faces wait for good homes at the Tri-County Humane Society. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Caring For Animals Waiting For Homes at the Tri-County Humane Society [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we visit our four legged friends at the Tri-County Humane Society and see what it takes to help them find good homes.

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Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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Budget Shortfall at Minnesota Zoo Means Job Cuts

Some job cuts are in store at the Minnesota Zoo because of a projected budget shortfall.

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Fish swim freely at the Sea Life Aquarium inside the Mall of America. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Fish swim freely at the Sea Life Aquarium inside the Mall of America. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Into the Depths of the Sea Life Aquarium [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series, we take you under the sea at the Sea Life Aquarium inside the Mall of America.

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Lemur's are just one of 60 different species waiting for you to see. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Lemur's are just one of 60 different species waiting for you to see. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Animals For Everyone Waiting At ‘Safari North Wildlife Park’ [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series, we spend the day with many furry and feathered friends at Safari North Wildlife Park.

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