"I was really concerned about coming back in the wintertime. I haven't been back since '94. I was worried I was going to freeze to death, but I'm fine."
--Don Ruppert, who returned to Brainerd after more than 10 years to fish the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza, an event he won in 1992 with an 8-pound eelpout.
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