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Vote means Eelpout Festival needs permit

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WALKER – With the mid-February Eelpout Festival fishing contest on Leech Lake fast approaching, Cass County commissioners again this year wrestled Tuesday with the question of whether the county's Lawful Assembly Ordinance applies to that event.

 Last year, on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Dick Downham opposed, the board voted to not require a mass gathering permit from the county, but to require the festival to provide a written plan to the board for event management and clean-up.

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