After no fish, Minn. contest to roll prize forward

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) – Organizers of a central Minnesota ice
fishing tournament that turned up no fish say they will roll the
cash prizes forward to next year.

KSAX-TV reports that organizers of the 2011 Alexandria
Ice Fishing Challenge on Lake Agnes also say next year’s event will
be moved to a new location.

The organizers apologized to participants, saying no one could
have predicted what happened.

About 2,200 anglers turned out Saturday, but no one caught a
fish. The grand prize was $10,000.

Although many participants asked that the prizes be given away
in a drawing, organizers say they were legally unable to do so.

Drawing for the prizes would have constituted a raffle, and
organizers say they did not have a raffle permit.


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