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DNR officer goes through thin ice

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WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — A conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has escaped injury after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving broke through thin ice on Lake of the Woods over the weekend.

A DNR district enforcement officer says Officer Ben Huener (HYOO'-nur) was checking fishing north of Warroad about 12:30 p.m. Saturday when the ATV broke through the ice and sank to the bottom of the lake in about 8 feet of water.

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