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      Over 300 fifth graders take a field trip

      Over 300 fifth graders from Marquette and Alger counties took a field trip to Agri-Palooza Friday. The fifth annual Agri-Palooza allows students to learn about natural resources at Michigan State University's Agricultural Research Station in Chatham. More than 20 presenters taught the kids about things like forestry, watershed protection, and invasive species. The Marquette and Alger County Conservation Districts organize the event. The trip is a big hit with the kids every year.

      "I really loved it because there's a bunch of activities and you get to learn about everything, and it's just really fun for kids and everything," said 5th Grader Taylor Stanaway of Ishpeming Middle School. The students also got to enjoy games, a hayride, and even free ice cream.