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Great American Story deadline approaches

Storytellers are reminded the entry deadline for the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council's third annual Great American Story contest is Saturday, June 30.

Judges will narrow the selections to four finalists who will perform the best-told stories at an event Saturday, Sept. 22 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. First-place storyteller will receive an award of $1,000. Second place receives $500, and each of the other two finalists get $250. Lodging arrangements will be made, if needed.

For entry information and rules, go to Entries no more than 10 minutes in length may be posted online or recorded on a CD or flash drive and mailed. Entry fee is $10. Entries must be posted on the website or, if mailed, postmarked no later than June 30.

This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund.