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Iron County team competes in dragon boat race


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MERCER RESIDENT Hedda Patzke beats tempo on a drum while the rest of the Iron Dragon crew paddles Saturday on Lake Minocqua during the second annual Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival. The photo was taken by event volunteer George Anast.


MINOCQUA, Wis. - As was the case last year, Iron County was represented on the waters of Minocqua Lake Saturday during the second annual Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival. Iron Dragons were among the 26 teams competing in the festival's races.

"It was just a great day. It was a lot of fun ... the weather was perfect, and the fact our area can collect so many people together to be in alignment for a charitable cause is really notable," Iron Dragons team organizer Gail Ondresky said.

Dragon boats feature 20 paddlers in a boat - along with a drummer t...

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