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Perham celebration races at a turtle's pace

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In Perham, slow and steady always wins the race, no matter how loud the turtle trainers yell.

This week, the small Minnesota town invites everyone to Turtle Fest, a celebration that gets its name from Perham's 30-year turtle racing tradition.


Last season, nearly 4,000 people of all ages participated in the races. At this week's festival, hundreds of newcomers will get a chance to try their luck.

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