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Pontoon boats from Let's Go Fishing chapters from all four corners of the state gathered in Alexandria last October for a photo shoot. Echo Press file photo.

Reaching out to kids through fishing

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There's more to fishing than catching fish.

It can teach children lifelong lessons about patience, interacting with adult mentors, decision making and protecting resources.


That's what the Alexandria Youth Fishing Federation (AYFF) is all about.

AYFF leaders recognize that the youth in the community face many challenges.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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