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Photo provided. An angling house fell through thin ice on Barrett Lake in Grant County Tuesday. Unseasonably mild temperatures combined with wind and a lack of snow have created problems for some Minnesota ice fishermen this winter.

Mild December creating headaches for ice fishermen

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Ice fishing has been a difficult sport for some this winter as unusually mild temperatures prevail in west central Minnesota. Houses have already gone down on Otter Tail County lakes like Buchanan and Dead. The Grant County Sheriff's Office reported that five fish houses went down Tuesday - one day after a terrific wind and temperatures near 50 degrees.


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