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Kelly Humphrey/ Brainerd firefighters pack up equipment after rescuing three people from an ice chunk on the Mississippi River in Brainerd.

3 rescued from floating ice in Mississippi River

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Three young men who thought they were taking a walk along the banks of the Mississippi River found themselves trapped on a floating ice chunk late Wednesday afternoon.

Brainerd firefighters scaled a steep river bank off Bluff Street in north Brainerd to reach them, sending out an inflatable banana boat to the men on the ice float.

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