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The community fish house is expected to be "launched" on Fish Hook when the ice is determined to be adequate, fundraiser Sheila Heide with the inspiration behind the initiative, her grandmother Pat Munson. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Community fish house to launch on Fish Hook Lake once ice is thick enough

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A grandmother's fervor for fishing has spawned a community fish house, affording seniors, handicapped and others the opportunity to head out on the frozen waters this winter in pursuit of a lunker.


Park Rapids resident Pat Munson, 77, has been an avid darkhouse angler since she and her late husband, Dean, purchased Storyland Resort on Long Lake, moving from Austin in 1962.

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