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Emergency personnel hauled their SCUBA gear onto Cass Lake Saturday morning for a mass ice training exercise. Rescue crews from 29 agencies participated in the exercise (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Water rescuers hit the ice

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As more Minnesotans test shaky ice conditions on state lakes, a mass rescue training effort took place Saturday on Cass Lake. The 11th Annual Multi-Agency Winter Ice Rescue Training Exercise featured 29 agencies and 98 personnel. The purpose is to train all arms of law enforcement on water and ice rescue missions. Their skills are increasingly being called into use as more ice rescues become necessary in an unpredictable winter.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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