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Taryn Keena landed about a three-pound northern pike Thursday afternoon fishing with her father, Mark Buschette of Detroit Lakes. Buschette said the pair usually try to go fishing during their lunch break every day. "It's a good father-daughter activity," he said.

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When writer Greg Breining and photographer Layne Kennedy set out to create a book about ice fishing, they couldn't help but see the absurdity of one of the Northland's truly unique hallmarks.


This is how Breining puts it in the opening of his book, A Hard Water World: Ice Fishing and Why We Do It, "If you didn't grow up in northern climes, ice fishing may seem improbable, wacky, and perhaps a bit dangerous."

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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