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Gage Grunst, 12, of Ottertail, pours syrup on his pancake during Saturday’s Maple Syrup Festival in Vergas. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes

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With several new twists, along with the old classic events, the Vergas Maple Syrup Festival, held over the weekend, was a celebration of the sweet nectar of the maple tree.


“Things went very well,” said Sherri Hanson, a member of the Vergas Community Club, which heads up the event.

“There were 145 runners for the “Saps Running” 5K run-walk, which started and ended at Billy’s Bar. Ken Hammer of Frazee won first place overall in the event.

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