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Fishing guide Mike Williams of International Falls plays a walleye while fishing on Rainy Lake near Kettle Falls on Tuesday. Williams grew up working with his family at the Kettle Falls Hotel and has written a book about his life on Rainy Lake. (Sam Cook /

Williams keeps his home fires burning at historic Kettle Falls Hotel

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ON RAINY LAKE, NEAR INTERNATIONAL FALLS — Mike Williams set the hook on another walleye Tuesday morning, hoping it was the right size for lunch. We would need about three for a good meal at the Kettle Falls Hotel, said Williams, a fishing guide from International Falls.


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