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For more than 50 years, Donnie Ellis of Cass Lake has been carrying and dragging minnow traps from area lakes; catching and selling minnows to area bait shops. Pat Miller | Bemidji Pioneer

Ellis is a minnow man; Experience has taught Ellis when and where to find the minnows

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CASS LAKE -- Donnie Ellis of Cass Lake lives by a simple philosophy.

"A body at rest stays at rest and a body in motion stays in motion," Ellis said. "And that is why I try to stay active."


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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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