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Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Morris speaks Wednesday during a joint event between the Twins and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at Afton State Park in rural Hastings. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Twins, DNR honor 'Break a Bat' program at Afton State Park

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HASTINGS -- The remaining bounty of last year's Minnesota Twins pitching was planted today at Afton State Park.

Twins and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources notables gathered at the park to plant 25 trees as part of the joint "Break a Bat, Plant a Tree" program. The program calls for the state to plant 10 trees for every broken bat caused by a Twins pitcher.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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