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Along with fresh fillets, salmon also can be purchased in cans and smoked slices. These ready-to-eat alternatives make for easy additions to salads and other dishes. (Michael Brun/Forum News Service).

Food find: Delicious, nutritious salmon


RED WING, Minn. -- As the bleak, snow-swept winter stretches on, Minnesotans everywhere are looking for a bit of color in their lives.

Although the blooming sights of spring still are weeks away, dinner time can be made a little more interesting with the vibrant red-orange of a salmon fillet. But more than just a change of pace from the boring beige of chicken and hotdish, salmon is rich in nutrients like vitamin D — an important commodity in northern climates.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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