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Associated Press, Published June 11 2009

Menagha, Minn., man wants his missing monster muskie back

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - A Minnesota man wants his monster muskie back.

Butch Cole of Menagha is offering a reward for the return of his trophy muskie. The 50-inch monster mount was on display in the lobby of a Park Rapids motel, but it disappeared.

Cole is an avid angler who says he's landed a dozen big muskie. But he says the one that was stolen was his first, and he wants it returned - no questions asked.

While most muskie are mounted curved outward, this trophy fish faces the wall instead.

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