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Man gets jail for cheating in fishing tournament

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A Long Prairie angler was given seven days in jail Monday for cheating at the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby this winter.

Alfred “Tom” Mead, 72, pleaded guilty in Hubbard County District Court to a felony charge of theft by swindle May 20 for sneaking a previously caught fish into the tournament Feb. 2.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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