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“It’s more like mud wilderness right now."

Peter McClelland, owner of White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures near Ely, Minn. The area is often buried in 100 inches or more of snow each winter, but not this year. December was the state's warmest and wettest on record, dating back to 1895, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average. (MPR News — Jan. 2, 2024)

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