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A galant plunger, Lori Kohne of Akeley, headed into the frigid waters not once, but twice, soliciting cheers and support from her Audrey's Purple Dream audience on 11th Crow Wing Saturday. Her fans voted her "crowd favorite." (Photos by Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Akeley takes the plunge for Audrey's Purple Dream

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Akeley's Answer to Cancer - Audrey's Purple Dream - generated a notable turnout on the ice Saturday, fishing lines and bodies dropping into the lake to raise a grand total of $9,000 for the cause.

Proceeds from the event are disbursed to area residents battling cancer, "so they can live out a dream."

Approximately 180 fisherfolk competed in the event with Adam Nelson of Akeley claiming the $1,000 prize for the third largest fish caught.

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