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The Big Fish near Bena shows Thursday why its unique features continue to draw tourists to stop along U.S. Highway 2 for a photograph. The site, built in 1958 as a roadside ice cream and hamburger stand, was listed Thursday by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota as one of its 2009 10 Most Endangered Historical Places. Brad Swenson/Bemidji Pioneer

'Big Fish' on endangered places list

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BENA, Minn. -- This big fish made an endangered species list Thursday, but not the one reserved for bald eagles and snail darters.

Rather, The Big Fish, former roadside attraction near here, made the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 10 Most Endangered Historic Places List, announced Thursday in Minneapolis.


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