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Jaycees President Bill Lowe (right) and Lakes Area Youth Soccer Association memb

Duck race to benefit youth sports


Thousands of ducks will descend upon the Mississippi River on Saturday in Brainerd. 

Not the feathery waterfowl but the little, squeaky, yellow kind more associated with a child’s bathtub. And the ducks will not so much descend as they will fall into the river from the Laurel Street bridge. 

That’s when the race is on, literally, for what the Brainerd Jaycees plan to be an annual event aimed at raising money for youth sports in the Brainerd area.

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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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