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Welcome, pardner, to winter in Minnesota


As is the norm, questions are many heading into the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.

Could this be a record year for attendance?

Who will catch the biggest fish and drive off with the grand prize (a Ford or GMC pickup)?

Will the governor catch a fish?

And which is more brutal - a Texas summer or a Minnesota winter?

OK, the last two are new.

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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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