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Hard water fun on Pelican Lake

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The weather was nice and the ice was plenty thick at the Breezy Point Bay of Pelican Lake on Saturday, Jan. 5, for Ice Fest.

Though last year they were canceled for lack of ice, radar runs were back this year as snowmobiles zoomed down the ice.

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Four-on-four pond hockey teams competed all day for a $200 cash prize, and the Breezy Point Figure Skating Club performed on the ice in the afternoon.

The Re/Max hot air balloon was up in the air in the morning, providing an aerial view to a long line of people out on the ice.

The World Championship Ice Augering Competition, sponsored by the Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Lions Club, was another main attraction as all ages competed to win the prize. Following are results:

Women’s Hand: first, Sylvia Olson, 1:08:03; second, LaChele Roberson, 1:13:07.

Men’s Hand: first, Brian Wallin, 16:72; second, Mike Ergen, 1:16:44.

Women’s Stock: first, Olson, 29:63; second, Roberson, 39:03; third, Sarah Severin, 39:66.

Men’s Stock: first, Danny Goerges, 19:28; second, Mark Wallin, 21:31; third, Dave Guenther, 26:15.

Antiques: first, Kelly Larson, 12:75; second, Scott Holman, 29:69; third, Guenther, 44:22.

Modified: first, Larson, 6.87; second, Guenther, 13:03; third, Holman, 8:56.

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