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Corps of Engineers to support 27th annual Lake Ashtabula fishing event

Published May 18, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is working with local organizations to host the 27th Annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing-Day at Lake Ashtabula, near Valley City, North Dakota, June 3. 

The event will be at the Mel Rieman Recreation Area and is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Participants, ages 6 – 10, must pre-register by having a parent or legal guardian call 701-845-2087 or 701-845-2378. The event is limited to the first 50 kids to register. The registration deadline is May 26.

Registration includes transportation to and from Veterans Park in Valley City, fishing equipment and lunch. Prizes will be given to each participant.

The Barnes County Wildlife Federation, Inc., funds the entire event with support from the Corps of Engineers and Valley City Women of Today.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see


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