Jun 6, 2013 at 6:18 am
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (KNSI) A special fishing event begins today on the Mississippi River at Camp Ripley. Trolling foir Troops is meant to give fishing opporrtunities to American military veterans--some of whom are disabled.
Randy Tesdahl is the adjutant general of the Minnesota American Legion. He says this is the third year of the event.
He says there will be about 50 veterarns participating this year--about half of them disabled.
He says some of the state's biggest names in fishing, including the Linder brothers and Gary Roach will be helping out at the event.
There will be a steak dinner tonight, and prizes awarded to the person that catches the largest bass, walleye and northern pike.
Tesdahl says the two-day event runs similar to the veterans hunts that have been held at Camp Ripley over the years.
It's funded by the Minnesota American Legion, the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Minnesota Disabled American Veterans.
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