Another fish house sinks into lake

Police are warning anglers to get their ice houses off the lakes as soon as possible after another shelter broke through the ice, this time on Clear Lake in Forest Lake.
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Police are warning anglers to get their ice houses off the lakes as soon as possible after another shelter broke through the ice, this time on Clear Lake in Forest Lake.

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