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An apparent propane explosion inside this privately owned ice fish house injured five people Sunday at Zippel Bay on Lake of the Woods. Authorities said the blast blew out the windows and caused extensive damage inside the facility. Credit: Northern Light newspaper, Baudette, Minn. Read the article: 5 hurt, 3 critically, in Lake of the Woods ice house blast

Conditions improve for 3 victims of ice house explosion

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DULUTH -- Three of the five people burned in the ice-fishing house explosion Sunday morning along Lake of the Woods have improved.

According to Kim Kaiser at Essentia Health in Duluth, where the men are being treated, Rodney Bolstad, 51, Hillsboro, N.D., has been upgraded from critical to fair condition; Jacob Bolstad, 28, East Grand Forks, Minn., has improved from critical condition to serious condition; and Joel Bolstad, 19, Hillsboro, has improved from serious to fair condition.

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