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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsors kids fishing derby

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outdoors Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

FEDERAL DAM - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sponsoring the 22nd annual Kids Fishing Derby July 21 at the Leech Lake Dam and Recreation Area at Federal Dam.

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The free event is for children 14 years of age and younger. Registration and activities begin at 11 a.m. and the fishing derby will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

Participants will be registered and compete for prizes in three age groups: 1 to 4 years old; 5 to 9 years old; and 10 to 14 years old. Every participant is guaranteed a prize.

Hot dogs and pop will be served and local merchants will provide the bait. Participants need to bring a fishing pole and officials recommend that they bring and wear a personal flotation device when near the water.

For more information call 218-654-3145.

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