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After a week that passed much too quickly, gear and other essentials await loading onto a DeHavilland Beaver floatplane July 13, 2014, at Kamatsi Lake in northern Saskatchewan. (Brad Dokken photo)

Dokken: Canada fly-in trip delivers adventure

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We still were more than 500 miles from our fishing destination in northern Saskatchewan, and the excursion already had been an adventure.

A funnel-shaped cloud that popped out of the sky and rapidly began moving in our direction made sure of that.

It was late afternoon July 5, and four of us were traveling north on Saskatchewan Highway 11 about an hour south of Saskatoon when I noticed the funnel emerge from the ominous-looking wall cloud that dominated the horizon.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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