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DJ McDougall of Green's Plumbing and Heating in Detroit Lakes feverishly pulls a hot water tube out of the water line at the Detroit Lakes Airport building Tuesday afternoon after unclogging a frozen water line serving the airport. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Residents, businesses throughout Minnesota experiencing frozen pipes

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It’s the great freeze of 2014.

If your water or sewer pipes haven’t frozen this winter, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Business owners, residents and city staff are saying this is the worse year for freezing pipes that any of them have seen.


“Normally this is the time we start seeing this. We got hit early,” Detroit Lakes Public Utilities General Manager Vernell Roberts said.

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