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Associated Press, Published February 12 2011

Anglers hit the ice in Alexandria fishing tournament

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — Anglers will compete for thousands of dollars in cash prizes in the 11th annual Alexandria Ice Fishing Challenge.

The tournament begins Saturday at noon at a new location on Lake Agnes in downtown Alexandria.

Top prize is $10,000 for biggest fish caught. New this year is all-cash prizes for both raffle ticket and fishing tournament winners.

The event is billed as Minnesota's second-largest ice fishing tournament.

A youth fishing expo will be held before the tournament, from 9-11 a.m. The tourney wraps up at 3 p.m.




Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.