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Aaron Ardoff targets big bluegills for the thrill of the hunt, but on a recent Sunday, he and his fishing pals were just out for the fun of it when he landed a hybrid sunfish that ties a state weight-based record.
Inclement weather proceeded throughout much of the day, with an expected 6 to 10 inches of snowfall from the storm being expected by the time the storm started tapering off in Kandiyohi County on Friday evening.
Pete's Surplus is a pop and son operated sporting goods store that continues to enjoy strong patronage in the face of competition from big destination stores. Friendly service, its location in an area with lots of outdoor opportunities, and a wide variety of camping, fishing and hunting gear along with military surplus, groceries, boots and more make it a favorite stop with many.
State parks are enjoying a repeat of last year's surge in numbers. Activities, programming and visitors are back and on the upswing at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center as well. The heat wave has made a dip in the water the No. 1 attraction at parks in the region.

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