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Meg Barker of Detroit Lakes and Rich Birdwell of Minneapolis munch on a few minnows inbetween sips of beer. The Poles ‘N Holes Fishing Derby is known for its relaxed, festive atmosphere as food, drink and music add to the fun. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Poles ’N Holes touts big prizes, fun

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Ice fishermen are gearing up to catch one of the most popular fishing derbies around.

The 4th annual Poles N’ Holes Fishing Derby is set for Saturday, Feb. 8 on Little Detroit Lake.


The Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotarians are putting on the event, which has been bringing in roughly 750 fishermen every year.

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