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Lake Wakanda, located about two miles southeast of Willmar, is suffering from at least a partial winterkill after cold conditions in December and January cut down on the amount of oxygen produced in the lake. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Too cold for oxygen

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WILLMAR -- It just got too cold, too fast for fish in Lake Wakanda.

That was the conclusion Bruce Gilbertson, manager of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' fisheries office in Spicer, presented to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

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Gilbertson notified the board that the aerator working to keep the lake open to collect oxygen was being shut off.

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