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Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching

ST. PAUL - Deadlines for removing fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters from state waterways are approaching, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

ST. PAUL - Deadlines for removing fish houses, dark houses and portable shelters from state waterways are approaching, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Dates of removal are determined by an east-west line formed by U.S. Highway 10, then east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

Shelters south of this line must be removed by the end of the day March 7.

Shelters located north of this line must be removed by the end of the day on Monday, March 21.

Exceptions are Minnesota-Canada border waters (March 31), Minnesota-Iowa border waters (Feb. 20), Minnesota-South Dakota and North Dakota border waters (March 5), and Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters (March 1).

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“Anglers with permanent houses on the lakes should be reminded that the removal date for those shelters is approaching along with warmer temperatures,” said Conservation Officer (CO) Tony Salzer of Ham Lake.

“Please remove your ice shelters early if ice conditions begin to deteriorate,” he said.

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