Funnies Extra!

15th year of fishing derby didn’t bring disappointment

8/12/10 (Thu)

At 19 years old, Haleigh Erickson is an "old man."

The Stanton native reached the end of her days that she qualified as a "kid" in the 15th and final Ed McLain Memorial Old Man and Kid Fishing Derby. So she decided that she would be the adult partner in the 2010 competition held last Sunday during Stanton’s Knife River Days.

Erickson and her 3-year-old fishing partner Jack Retterath managed sixth place this year by shore fishing on privately owned land along the Knife River.