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Continued: Park Service and partners hook city kids on Mississippi River

  • Article by: JIM ADAMS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 23, 2013 - 9:38 PM

“You don’t need a TV or an Xbox 360 PlayStation to have a good time,” White said. “Being outdoors is a good time.”

 

 

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  • Mariah Coleman,16, far right, of Bloomington, got a taste of the great outdoors as she captured some small river creatures using a gill net.

  • Park Service Ranger Mary Blitzer showed Olga Oliver,14, that the carp they had just captured didn’t even eat all the bait. The National Park Service program is intended to lure kids outside for fun and to learn new skills.

  • After wading into the Mississippi River in north Minneapolis, Coleman took some time to dry off.

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