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Up to 20 anglers get trapped on floating ice chunk on Mille Lacs

Thee fire departments were involved in the rescue, the Brainerd Dispatch reported on Wednesday night. "Stay off the ice, that’s just a huge thing," said the Brainerd fire chief.
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Thee fire departments were involved in the rescue, the Brainerd Dispatch reported on Wednesday night. "Stay off the ice, that’s just a huge thing," said the Brainerd fire chief.

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