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Cheating allegation mars tournament

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An angler was accused of cheating Saturday afternoon at the Community Fishing Contest.

"It's unfortunate," said tourney organizer Jerry Benham of the alleged cheating incident Saturday afternoon. The case has been turned over to authorities, he said.

Sheriff Cory Aukes escorted Tom Mead of Long Prairie from the ice Saturday afternoon after anglers reported him cheating. Mead said he was stunned at the accusations.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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