Tug Of War Returning

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 07:17 AM

An attempt to bring back the International Tug of War.

The Backus Community Centre is teaming with the Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival to hold the event this summer.

The last tug of war between Fort Frances and International Falls was held three years ago.

Backus' Robin Bjorkquist sees value in bringing it back.

"I just feel it's just a unique event for both sides of the border. To the best of our knowledge, it's the only international tug of war across international waters between two countries."

Bjorkquist says they're in the process of seeking an Explore Minnesota grant to help bring in special guests and marketing.