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Area Dance Team: Aitkin pulls off double

MINNEAPOLIS — One wasn’t good enough.

After securing Class 1A’s jazz title Friday, the Aitkin dance team made it two state championships as they won the high kick competition Saturday at Target Center.

Aitkin bettered Cannon Falls, which beat them in last year’s state final.

This is the third state high kick title for Aitkin since 2004. Aitkin’s other state titles were in 2010 and 2004. It’s also the fifth straight top three finish for Aitkin, which was second in 2011 and 2009 — both times to Cannon Falls. Aitkin was third in 2008.

Aitkin’s Carrie Steese and Brianna Fuller were named to the Class 1A state all-tournament team.

Cannon Falls was second followed by Yellow Medicine East in third, Lac Qui Parle Valley in fourth, Duluth Marshall in fifth and Lake City in sixth.

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