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Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival: New additions this year

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The Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival, now in its fourth year, will feature some technological additions this year.

A radio transmitter has been acquired that will enable those nearby the Lake Bemidji waterfront to tune into the events taking place at the festival.

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The radio frequency will be available at 94.1 FM.

Gary Johnson, the co-chair of the event, said the radio frequency should work within a couple of blocks of the waterfront - and nearby for those boats that may sit and watch the races from Lake Bemidji.

Also, for the finals, which now are tentatively set to begin about 4:45 p.m., cameras will be set up in order to capture the races live. The races will then be shown on television screens in the beer tent at the waterfront.

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