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Underwater Pumpkin Carving Fun Dive


Dr. Leslie Kopkietz (front) displayed the best all-round carved pumpkin winner while Paula Person (back) came ashore with her winning entry in the most creative category during the Minnesota School of Diving’s annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Fun Dive in the Louise Mine Pit Lake in Crosby on Saturday. The event drew 20 divers who braved the 50-degree water. Also winning awards were Mark Ring for the scariest pumpkin and Megan Doran for best effort.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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