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Two Cloquet men are top fishing fundraisers ... again!

The Fleet Farm Minnesota Fishing Challenge took place on Gull Lake on June 3, with many fish brought to the scales and many anglers raising funds to give hope to those trapped in addiction, through the services of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge. Now the largest fundraising fishing tournament in North America, the event hosted 260 anglers and raised more than $558,000 to fund the livesaving programs of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge. This eclipsed the 2022 record

of $512,000. In all, the event has raised $4.5 million in its 15 years.

Top fundraisers were Stu Nelson and Rich Brummer of Cloquet, with a total of $116,000. Nelson, left, and Brummer, right, stopped for a picture with honorary tournament host and state fishing legend Al Lindner. The Cloquet pair has raised more than $1 million through the event over its 15 years.