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Day Scholarship Fishing Contest a success

Two law enforcement students received $2,000 scholarships during the David F. Day Scholarship Fishing Tournament on July 20 at Lake Minnewaska.

The fourth-annual tournament marked the third time memorial scholarships were awarded to students. Thus far, the fund has awarded seven scholarships to students totalling $10,000.

This year's scholars are Rachel Shiek, of Hibbing, a student at Hibbing Community College, and Joshua Fahey, of Hutchinson, a student at Minnesota State-Mankato.

About 50 boats and more than 100 people were entered in this year's contest.

Prizes were awarded for three places in three fish categories. The winners are:

Panfish: First place -- Henry Canfield, $300; Second and third places -- Lisa Denzer, $100, and Les Sather, $100.

Northern: First place -- Brent Hoffman, $300; Second and third places -- Jason Mueller, $100, and Chuck Matson, $100.

Walleye: First place -- Jeremy Quam, $300; Second and third places -- Steve Paulson, $100, and Brent Hoffman, $100.

Scholarship board member Tom Loew said Paulson set a contest record by catching fish in all three categories in a span of 18 minutes.

The David F .Day Memorial Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization and accepts donations of all sizes at any time during the year. Anyone wishing to make a donation can call (320) 589-2141, Loew said.

"We would like to thank all of the sponsors and the participants for helping make this year's tournament a success," Loew said.