Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Ben Pierskalla braves the cold Monday as he checks the thickness of the ice on Willmar Lake. Pierskalla said he has had good luck in the past ice fishing from the spot. In the background is an area of water kept open by an aeration station. Monday's bitterly cold temperatures are likely to last a couple days, but the National Weather Service is predicting another batch of warmer temperatures over the weekend.
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