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Julie Englund sells minnows on the ice Saturday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Fishing tourney participants brave cold

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Low temperatures, low turnout and an alleged cheating scandal marked the 2013 Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Contest.

But organizers said they would persevere, prosecute if necessary and forge ahead because hundreds of happy customers participated in the annual event.


About 1,250 anglers were on the ice, compared to 1,750 last year and in past years.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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