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Corps to host 24th annual fishing derby at Leech Lake

Published June 24, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, invites everyone 14-years-old and younger to participate in the 24th Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, July 19. The derby will take place at the Leech Lake Dam and Recreation Area, 1217 Federal Dam Dr. NE, Federal Dam, Minn. 

The event is free and will be held below the Leech Lake Dam. Registration and activities will begin at 11 a.m., and the fishing derby will go from noon to 1 p.m. Participants will be registered under one of three age groups to compete for prizes; 1 to 4; 5 to 9; and 10 to 14. Every participant gets a prize. 

Hot dogs and pop will be served, and local merchants are providing bait. Participants will need to bring a fishing pole, and we recommend wearing a life jacket when near the water. The fishing derby will be held rain or shine but will be delayed if there is lightening in the area. For more information, please contact the park office at (218) 654-3145. 

The nearly 650 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 Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil

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