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The DNR fishing pier on Tadd Lake, a popular fishing spot for kids in Atwater, was empty this week and will likely be empty this summer after a total winter kill of everything except turtles. The DNR is now using Tadd Lake and Upper Tadd Lake as walleye rearing ponds and will stock it with a variety of adult fish next year. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Winter kill on Atwater, Minn., lake means no fishing


ATWATER — The fishing pier on Tadd Lake in Atwater, which usually attracts kids with fishing poles all summer long, has been empty this year.


It’s because the only thing they’re likely to catch is a turtle.

The combination of a long,

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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