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Park Rapids Area High School students spent more than 50 hours each on paintings for the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. From left are Danny Pike, Alexander Renner, Alli Belfiori, Cassidy Haggard, Lydia Schaum and Luke Swenson. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Students create intricate duck paintings for national contest

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Six Park Rapids students have been working tediously on paintings of ducks in hopes of having their art transformed into a collectible stamp.


The Junior Duck Stamp Contest is one of the largest art competitions in Minnesota, said Michael Hartung, Park Rapids Area High School art teacher.

It is the 18th year of the competition and Park Rapids has had three state winners during that time, he said.

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