32nd annual Tugfest kicks off

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Twin brothers Matt and Marty Russell joined Brittany Price in studio to preview the 32nd annual Tugfest. The event began in 1987, with ten 20-member tug teams pulling with all of their strength on a 2,700 foot, 680 pound rope that spans the Mississippi River between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Each year the teams pull to see who will claim the breath-taking alabaster statue of a Bald Eagle in flight. Over 35,000 people view this spectacular and only tug-of-war across the longest river in the United States. 
 

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