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Dragon Boat Festival Wraps Up Successful Weekend

Updated: 08/23/2014 11:21 PM
Created: 08/23/2014 9:01 PM WDIO.com

Today's gloomy weather couldn't keep rowers from coming out in full force this weekend for the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival.

Nearly 100 teams were out on the water on Saturday, with races wrapping up around 5 p.m.

It's the 12th year raising money for foundations across the Northland, including cancer research.

Dave Sauer, co-chair for the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival says it's a free family friendly event, and they're happy with the turnout and funds raised.

Sauer estimates that in the past 12 years, rotary clubs and non-profits have raised nearly $1.5 million, while Essentia has raised almost $700,000.

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