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PATRONS CROWD the Ice Hole bar on frozen Lake Lida in western Minnesota. The fish house/watering hole was the brainchild of Chris Haugen, whose business partner, Josie Norgren provided the liquor license that allowed the business to open this winter. The bar is nestled among fish houses on the frozen Lake Lida.

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NORTH LIDA LAKE - If you spot an interesting person at the latest drinking establishment in Otter Tail County, you might want to be careful how you break the ice.


It's the only thing holding up the Ice Hole bar, a structural hybrid that's part fish house and part watering hole located near the public access on the north side of North Lida Lake.

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