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Paddlers enjoying the Paddle Theatre lined the banks of Scout Island on the Minnesota River south of Granite Falls Saturday where Emileerose Rasmusson, as Mussel Naturalist Bernarda Sietman, and Alexander Watson, as a Clammer, perform a scene and sing the Mussel Song in the play. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Paddle Theatre takes audience on newly-chartered waters in Granite Falls, Minn.


GRANITE FALLS -- It was difficult beforehand to tell people what a Paddling Theatre experience would be, since nothing of the sort had ever been offered on the Minnesota River in this area.

Afterward, it was sure easy to describe people's reaction to it.

"They were just so amazed at how it could happen,'' said Peg Furshong, associate director of Clean Up our River Environment.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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