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Noah Reimer, 5, of Kabekona, sampled meatballs he couldn't quite stuff into his mouth. His older brother is a paramedic on the Lakeport First Responders squad. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Thatsa spicy meatball wins taste test in Laporte 'First' fundraiser

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Hometown heroes aren't always those who march off to war on foreign soil.

They frequently live among us, coming to our needs in our most desperate hours.


Sunday Laporte honored its hometown heroes in a uniquely Minnesota nice way: a feast of meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy.

The community came together to hold a fundraiser for the Lakeport Area First Responders.

The lure? A meatball contest.

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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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