Brainerd Bog Forces Legionville School Patrol Camp to Cancel Summer Sessions

June 07, 2018 03:50 PM

The above video first aired May 17, 2018.

A massive bog that broke off from the east shore of North Long Lake near Brainerd has forced the lake's Legionville School Patrol Safety Camp to cancel its summer sessions.


"Many of you have seen the news reports regarding the floating bog that has landed in front of the Legionville beach," Legionville President Wayne Gilbertson said in an email.

"Many volunteers and organizations have worked tirelessly to move the bog and reopen our beaches but at this time we feel not enough progress has been made to ensure the safety of our campers."

RELATED: Efforts to Budge Brainerd Bog Continue

Crews have undertaken several efforts to break up and move the bog, including tying the bog to boats and attempting to tow it away and cutting into pieces.

But those efforts have been unsuccessful.

The eventual plan is to pull the bog away from the Legionville Camp beach, then turn it 180 degrees back into its original place on the east shore of the lake.

RELATED: Battle with Bog Near Brainerd Proving a Challenge

According to Gilbertson, the only other time the summer camp was canceled was during World War II.


Anthony Brousseau

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