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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad Weekend Fall Colors Excursions along the St. Louis River in Duluth, MN

By Bret Baker
Pine Knot News Outdoors 

Icy proposal


February 1, 2019

I know exactly where I was 20 years ago, pretty darn close to the day. I was standing on the ice in front of our family cabin at Birch Lake, Grand Marais, auger in hand. Jamie was there also; she was being a good sport about braving the cold and chasing some rainbow trout. Little did she know the plump trout below our feet were not my main target.

I fired up the gas auger and pushed hard into its rotating blades. I quickly punched through eight inches as the auger broke through the underside of ice. The timing caught me off guard, and before I knew it, I followed the auger to the surface of...

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