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Chuck and Dennis Venzke, of Wadena, pulled their ice fishing house off of Buchanan Lake near Ottertail on Wednesday morning. Looking across the lake at that time, at least one other fish house was sunken halfway through the ice, and many others had purportedly already gone under.

Anglers hurry to get fish houses off thin ice in Otter Tail County

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Fish houses are dropping like flies through bad ice on area lakes.

Chris Vinten, the Conservation Officer for the Perham area, said at least 20 sunken ice fishing houses had already been reported as of Wednesday afternoon; Buchanan, Rush, Big Pine and Little Pine lakes appear to be the worst so far.


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