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A small but active community of fish houses could be seen on Norway Lake Dec. 19. The snow cover and slushy conditions have made ice fishing difficult. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Snow, slush slow down anglers

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Snow and slush, even before the rain a few days ago, has slowed down the ice fishing season in the area.

But like true Minnesota anglers, that doesn't stop the hale and hearty from venturing out on the ice.

"They're catching crappies on Foot Lake and Norway (Lake)," said Dave Jensen at Brad's 71 Bait and Sport in Willmar. "But the snow and the slush have really put a damper on things."

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