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Thin ice proves fatal again, this time in Wisconsin

Half a dozen snowmobilers crashed through thin ice on Beaver Dam Lake. One was killed, the others rescued. Last month four people died after falling through thin ice on Minnesota lakes.
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Half a dozen snowmobilers crashed through thin ice on Beaver Dam Lake. One was killed, the others rescued. Last month four people died after falling through thin ice on Minnesota lakes.

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