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Bowman Hitchens, Max Zoghbi and Rob Treppendahl took off on a kayaking journey along the Mississippi Tuesday morning. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Mississippi trio to kayak river to raise money for missions; Journey starts at Itasca State Park

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Three Mississippi natives started a 2,300-mile venture Tuesday morning that will lead them from Itasca State Park to New Orleans.

Rob Treppendahl, Bowman Hitchens and Max Zoghbi are paddling kayaks the entire distance of the Mississippi to raise money and awareness for two charities.


Their mission, which they call "A Wake in the Current," became a calling for the college students.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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