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Man survives ATV's plunge into icy waters

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

UNDERWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Otter Tail County authorities say a Monticello man was able to save himself after his four-wheeler plunged into icy water at Norway Lake.

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Forty-five-year-old Michael Traen tells authorities he was riding from his fish house back to shore Sunday about 7 a.m. He says it was still dark so he wasn't able to see a patch of open water ahead.

A Fergus Falls Journal report (http://bit.ly/u0Kxx8 ) says Traen managed to pull himself from the water onto the ice. He was still several hundred yards from shore but he was able to make it back without injury.

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Information from: The Daily Journal, http://www.fergusfallsjournal.com/

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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