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Walleye Classic starts today

The Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic starts today with the "Meet and Greet the Anglers" fish fry from 5-9 p.m. at the Lake Bemidji Waterfront. Dinner will run from 5-8 p.m. and tickets cost $10 for adults and $6.50 for children.

The Lunker Days events will also start tonight at 6 p.m. with a Float and Boat Parade. Angler's boats and community sponsor floats will make their way along Beltrami Avenue.

Tournament teams will launch tomorrow at 7 a.m. from the waterfront. Weigh-in starts at 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday afternoon, Lunker Days sidewalk sales and special deals will be going on in downtown Bemidji. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a food and beverage court will be available as well as a trout pound, a Kids Casting Contest, a dunk tank, Happy Hopper and games and activities.