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The Monarch butterfly is shown immediately after emerging from its chrysalis on Wednesday afternoon. The Monarch was released at Patterson Lake on Wednesday.

Monarchs may be in trouble


The monarch butterfly population needs a single thing to continue repopulating -- milkweed.

The only problem is that milkweed is being cut down, leaving the monarchs without a food supply for its offspring. Since it's considered a weed, people want to get rid of the plant and that could cause a problem.

"Milkweed isn't such a bad plant for the habitat world," said Chad Grondahl, outreach supervisor of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

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