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A plane flies over the scene at the 11th Annual Community Fishing Contest on Saturday. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

2,500 converge in Park Rapids for huge local ice fishing tournament

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PARK RAPIDS - A city of 2,500 sprang up on the Fishook Lake in Park Rapids on Saturday, partaking in the region's largest ice fishing tournament.

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Young and old dipped lines into the frozen lake, taking their chances on winning $100,000 in prizes.

The 11th Annual Community Fishing Contest attracted professionals, families, old guys and teenagers onto the ice - most dressed as if they were attending a casting call for the movie "Fargo."

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