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the disabled veteran's fish house is open to all disabled vets and their friends and family at no cost, courtesy of Larry and Cathy Villella. The 10-by-12-foot, five-hole house is located on Franklin Lake, about six miles north of Pelican Rapids.

Disabled vets have an open invitation

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A Pelican Rapids couple hopes to give peace, comradery and healing to the area's disabled military veterans by opening up their house to them -- their fish house.


"Larry built this fish house from scratch," said Cathy Villella, who is working with her husband, Larry Villella, to provide disabled vets a free place to ice fish.

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