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Vernon Jahns, 88, grew up near Carlton Lake. He and his wife, Audrey, acquired the property surrounding the lake and built their home on its shores in 1984. The couple has never seen a white coating on the granite outcrops that surround the lake as has occurred this year, leading them to find a cause. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Chippewa County, Minn., resident looks to solve mystery of Carlton Lake


MONTEVIDEO -- Carlton Lake was his favorite swimming hole as a kid, became his prime duck hunting spot as an adult, and since 1984, it's been his home.

As Vernon Jahns celebrated his 88th birthday last week, it's also become a mystery he wants to solve.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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