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January 10, 2011

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men surrounding an ice fishing hole
Piechowski family and friends fishing

Quite The Catch

This is the time of year when ice fishing begins in earnest. Imagine this: a brutal winter in Minnesota, 35 degrees below zero, winds howling. And there are 30 men pulling a seine fishing net a mile long and 12 feet deep by hand under the ice. Curt Piechowski is one of the last surviving members of a hardy Polish immigrant family that developed that thriving business.

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