On a windswept Peltier Lake in Anoka County, a crew of caring folks jump in a boat for a short jaunt to an island. On the far north end of the lake, the protected bird sanctuary is a nature study still in progress.
A dangerous virus is spreading around the raccoon population and it’s prompting warnings in the Twin Cities. The animals are suffering from canine distemper.
After police received numerous complaints of sick raccoons, Cottage Grove residents are being warned to take precautions with their children and pets.