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Fishing guide Adam LaPorte with a muskie he caught last year on the St. Louis River. LaPorte died Saturday after his truck broke through the river's ice. Submitted photo

Superior angler who drowned Saturday was experienced on St. Louis River

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Adam K. LaPorte knew the St. Louis River. He knew its currents and the changing effects of wind and ice.

Yet LaPorte, 37, drowned in the St. Louis River after his Jeep broke through the ice Saturday near Kilner Bay, off the Superior Municipal Forest south of Billings Park.

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