BRAINERD -- The first annual Minnesota Fishing Challenge presented by Mills Fleet Farm was a huge success. The 87 teams participating in this charity raised more than $85,000, which will all go to Teen Challenge, the most successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in the state.
The top fund-raisers, Jamison Seiffert and Joshua Maxwell of Litchfield won a fishing trip with Al Lindner, host of the television show "Angler's Edge," for raising the most funds of any team, $5,370.
Minnesota Teen Challenge currently serves 450 students in Minneapolis, Brainerd and Duluth. It is the most successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in the state.