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This group from Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing home in Detroit Lakes was greeted with balloons and flowers by Let’s Go Fishing volunteers Monday morning as they embarked on a fishing excursion on Big Detroit. The reason? One of the group’s members was the 2,500th guest to take part in a free fishing trip courtesy of the Detroit Lakes LGF chapter, which formed in 2008. VICKI GERDES/RECORD

DL Let’s Go Fishing greets its 2,500th guest

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When the Detroit Lakes Area Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing was first organized back in July 2008, the fledgling organization managed to put together 10 free fishing and boating excursions for area senior  citizen groups.

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Since then, the nonprofit organization has expanded to include area veterans and youth groups as well — and last year, a total of 101 trips took place.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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