Mississippi River quest

Paddler is on day six of river quest.

 Paddling to New Orleans.
Seth Varney of Ashville, North Carolina, paddles his canoe Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, on the Mississippi River near Rotary Park in Brainerd. After encountering severe weather near Aitkin over the weekend, Varney is going through Brainerd on day six of his paddle to New Orleans.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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