Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival looking to exceed last year
Even in a down economy, paddlers are still looking toward the fast-approaching fourth annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival. With 66 teams, about 1,300 participants, the numbers are comparable to last year's registration.
"As of (Tuesday, July 14), we have exceeded what we had last year," said Gary Johnson, festival co-chair. "That's a record number of teams."