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The three top winners of the Central St. Croix Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual “Indoor Ice Fishing” Contest include (from left) Byron Goodwin of New Richmond, Luke Smith of Roberts and Bill Anderson of Hammond. (Submitted photo)

Catching ‘fish’ was never so easy

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The weather wasn’t cooperating Sunday, Jan. 26, when the Central St. Croix Chamber of Commerce had planned to hold its fifth annual ice fishing contest at Twin Lakes, west of Roberts.


So, organizers decided to improvise.

According to ice fishing contest committee member Katie Moll, the tent vendor called them Saturday, Jan. 25, to tell them he couldn’t set up the needed tents due to the windy conditions.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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