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Kids learn about logging


October 5, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Ryan Medo, right, from Antigo, Wis., talks with Bella Nowak, of Eagle River, as part of the Log-a-Load for Kids educational program north of Pine Lake Thursday in Oma, Wis. Medo works for Verso paper company in pulp wood procurement. Nowak is in the fifth grade at SOAR School, a public charter school in Land O'Lakes.


OMA, Wis. - The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association is teaching kids across the region about the forest industry with a two-day Log-a-Load for kids symposium.

Day one, on Thursday, saw 408 school kids arrive from schools across northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula take in a series of learning stations set up in the woods north of Pine Lake in Oma.

Today will see 588 more kids come through, according to Tara Krall, Iron County Forestry Department office manager and trail coordinator.

Beginning at 9 a.m. and running into t...

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