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Fastest TV station on the waterSubmitted: 06/09/2013
Story By Marisa Silvas


EAGLE RIVER - What happens when you put tv people in a canoe? They get very competitive!

The Callie Rohr Memorial Race had a media division in addition to the pros.

Newswatch 12 was proud to have 8 teams on the water and we joined other local tv and radio stations in the paddle for a cure.

It was a 3 mile race to the finish- some of us paddled faster than others! Our own Lex Gray won the race last year, so everyone hoping Newswatch 12 could defend our title. And I'm proud to say... we did! Check out the winning team.




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