Photos: A look at north country trappers

Joe Edminster talks to Koltin Wagner
Joe Edminster, left, talks to Koltin Wagner, right, about setting up a trap Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at his home near Grand Rapids, Minn.
Derek Montgomery for MPR

In north-central Minnesota over the weekend, 16-year-old Koltin Wagner was among nearly 800 Minnesota trappers who are the first to legally trap wolves since the early 1970s. Wagner learned a few tricks from his neighbor, 66-year-old Joe Edminster.

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