Over 3,000 people dig for agates in Moose Lake annual agate stampede

By KBJR News 1

July 20, 2014 Updated Jul 20, 2014 at 11:10 PM CDT

Moose Lake, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Northlanders willing to get their hands dirty for their rewards flooded Moose Lake Saturday afternoon for the annual Moose Lake Agate Stampede.

Over 3,000 people, which organizers say is the largest crowd to date, sifted through a two block stretch of Elm Street that had been covered with two dump trucks worth of gravel, agates, and quarters.

Moose Lake Agate Days features the stampede, a rock and mineral show, and art and music in the park.

The day's highlights also included a car show and steak fry for those who built up an appetite during the stampede.

Billy Wagness
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