When the ice disappears along the Lester River in Duluth, it means one thing: It’s time to get the kayaks out.
“Lester is pretty unique because it’s a high quality class, four-five run,” Lester River Race Director Ryan Zimny tells WDIO. “To have it right in the city limits, next to a pretty good size city is really unique.”
The race takes advantage of the spring melt runoff.
What’s it like being in a kayak on a river that’s anxious to get somewhere? This.
Here are the results of Sunday’s race.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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