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Area teens earn fundraising award at Fishing Challenge

Joshua Maxwell, left, and Jamison Seiffert of Litchfield are given a certificate by fishing legend Al Linder for raising the most money for Minnesota Teen Challenge recently in Brainerd. Submitted photo

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.