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Tom Johnson of Alexandria made it his goal in 2005 to kayak all the named lakes in Douglas County. Currently, he has only one lake left. Photo by Caroline Roers

Alexandria, Minn., man kayaks 175 nearby lakes in 54 months

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From Evansville to Forada, Osakis and Millerville - more then 350 lakes stretch across Douglas County.

It is Tom Johnson's goal to kayak them all.


"I didn't have any training for it, I just knew I wanted to do it," said the Alexandria resident. "I talked to a friend of mine who kayaks and he gave me a few pointers but that was all. Before I talked to him I tipped it a few times."

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