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Signs up to protect Minnesota's state flower

Members of the Lady Slipper Garden Club turned out last week to post signs near Marion Lake alerting people to the presence of Minnesota's state flower - the Showy Lady Slipper.

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Members of the Lady Slipper Garden Club have erected signs in the Perham area to protect the state flower of Minnesota from mowing and spraying. Submitted photo
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Members of the Lady Slipper Garden Club turned out last week to post signs near Marion Lake alerting people to the presence of Minnesota's state flower - the Showy Lady Slipper.

Led by club member Carolyn Reynolds, the club placed signs on Marion Lake Road and on County Road 44 between resorts on Dead Lake and County Road 35 where the pink and white flowers are now in bloom.

Reynolds started posting signs for the benefit of the public and the flowers several years ago. She had high praise for the cooperation of Otter Tail Highway Maintenance Supervisor Rick Hoium and his department for their cooperation and support.

Joining Reynolds in posting signs were Dennis Reynolds, Betty and Mike Betterman, Diane and Craig Lund and Linda and Wayne Bronson.

A member of the orchid family, Showy Lady Slippers were officially designated the state flower of Minnesota in 1967.

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