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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.

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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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