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Park Rapids senior Rachel Thelen spent between 60 and 70 hours working on her award-winning oil painting. (Submitted photo)

Cinnamon teal painting wins award

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Rachel Thelen, a Park Rapids senior, is the state champion of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

She won for her painting of a cinnamon teal duck floating on a body of water. Her painting will be judged in the national competition this month.


Thelen said she decided to paint the cinnamon teal after a lot of research.

"I flipped through Ducks Unlimited magazines and it stood out more than others," she said.

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