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A plane flies over the scene at the 11th Annual Community Fishing Contest Saturday. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

2,500 converge on ice for huge local fishing tournament

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A city of 2,500 sprang up on the Fishook Lake in Park Rapids Saturday, partaking in the region's largest ice fishing tournament.

Young and old dipped lines into the frozen lake, taking their chances on winning $100,000 in prizes.


The 11th Annual Community Fishing Contest attracted professionals, families, old guys and teenagers onto the ice - most dressed as if they were attending a casting call for the movie "Fargo."

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