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Nisswa Turtle Racing Has Begun!

Wednesday marked the beginning of another season of turtle racing in Nisswa. We talked about what goes into it with, first with Nisswa Chamber director Holly Holm. She talked her first race as Chamber Director.

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We asked Lynn Fairbanks of Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship about the turtles. First question: what make a regulation racing turtle?

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Where do they get the turtles?

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How old are the turtles and how long are they kept for?

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That's a lot of turtles. Both kids and adults alike need to make sure to follow the rules.

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And what are the names of these turtles?

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Turtle races take place every Wednesday afternoon behind the welcome center in Nisswa. Registration at 1PM, races begin at 2PM and go until a turtle is victorious.