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Fisher kid Jeremy Miller, 14, center, was accompanied at Sunday's fundraiser by his great-aunt, Jan Jones, left, and grandmother, Sandy Smith. His interest in fishing began as a toddler, Smith said, and continues. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Laporte's Take a Kid Fishing hopes to hook new generation of line droppers

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"If we have one kid who continues to fish, we will have succeeded," Laporte area Take a Kid Fishing coordinator Dwight Powell said of the initiative that began last year and will re-launch this summer on Garfield Lake.

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Kids ages 10 to 15 from the greater Laporte area, including Park Rapids, are invited to head out onto the lake with volunteers from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9. The boats will launch from Pine Beach Resort on the north side of Garfield.

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