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Another otter attack leaves swimmer in McGregor with 18 bites

The attack on a woman swimming at her family cabin in McGregor comes after a similar otter attack on a triathlete who was training in a lake near Duluth.
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The attack on a woman swimming at her family cabin in McGregor comes after a similar otter attack on a triathlete who was training in a lake near Duluth.

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