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Big John Whitaker hoists a log weighing 205 pounds during the Beast on the Beach competition Saturday afternoon on the City Beach. The new event is part of the Water Carnival activities. BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE

Water Carnival aims high

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Despite a rainy Sunday that continued on into Monday, the opening weekend of the 78th Northwest Water Carnival was a resounding success, according to 2013 Water Carnival Admiral Matt Boeke.


“The first weekend was great,” he said on Tuesday. “The Miss Northwest Pageant on Friday was a great success, and while the Night Golf was unfortunately rained out, Saturday went very, very well.”

Chantal Wilson of Greenbush was crowned Friday as Miss Northwest 2013.

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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.
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