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Big Pine Lake access closed until ice-out

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A sharp drop in lake level has produced unsafe ice conditions on Big Pine Lake in Crosslake, said Sgt. Scott Goddard, Crow Wing County Sheriff’s water deputy.

He believes the lake dropped between 1 to 2 feet after the bank washed out at the edge of the rock dam, at the lake’s outlet.

“If the lake has gone down, the ice is going to follow suit,” Goddard said, adding there would be new cracks and air pockets under the ice making it unsafe.

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