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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff in Spicer is expecting that some winter kill will be revealed when the ice leaves area lakes, but there’s no evidence at this point of major or widespread problems. Lakes managed for walleye would be re-stocked if winter kill is found to have occurred. Tribune file photo

Coming weeks are likely to shed light on winter kill in regional lakes

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SPICER — We will likely discover winter kill of fish in some of the area’s shallow lakes when the ice melts in the upcoming weeks.

While some winter kill is expected, there is no evidence at this point to suggest major or widespread problems, according to Dave Coahran, fisheries supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Spicer.

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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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