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Cody Olson, 12, of Crookston comes up from his baptism Sunday morning in Maple Lake near Mentor, Minn. Olson was one of eighteen people who took part in "Wade in the Water" by Trinity Lutheran Church. The Revs. Greg Isaacson and Jo Gast, right, celebrated it with Cody's sponsor, Don Briggs, background. Cody said he wanted to do a full immersion baptism because "it seems more religious." Herald photo by Eric Hylden.

Maple Lake, Minn., baptisms attract many

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Cody Olson wanted to go the whole enchilada in his baptism Sunday in the waters of Maple Lake, choosing "full immersion," over having water simply poured over his head.


"It seems more religious," he said beforehand. "You're not only washing sins away, you're washing everything away."

It made Cody, 12, sputter a little, as the Rev. Greg Isaacson guided him down into the shallows off the beach at Trinity Point.

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