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Low oxygen levels were the suspected cause of a fish kill in the Pelican River near Orr in the past several days. Among the dead fish were a northern pike (center), suckers, perch and bullheads. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo)

Pelican River's low oxygen levels blamed in fish kill near Orr

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Thousands of fish, including many game fish, have died in a fish kill on the Pelican River near Orr, said Kevin Peterson, Department of Natural Resources area fisheries supervisor at International Falls.

"It was a substantial fish kill. It's an unfortunate loss of our fisheries resource," Peterson said.

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