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Cowboy Mike Lenander was among the luny-ticks taking the plunge. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Audrey's Purple Dream is 'another record breaker'

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Akeley's Answer to Cancer - Audrey's Purple Dream - raised $18,700, a record setter for the 8th annual fishing tournament and Purple Plunge held Saturday on 11th Crow Wing.


Funds were raised through the fishing tourney, drawing 269 fisherfolk, and the plunge into the frigid waters, 20 taking the daring dip to bring in $7,041. Rita Holland, who did not take the dive this year due to medical reasons, raised nearly $2,200 for the fundraiser held to help those battling cancer.

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