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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors columnist 

A cure for those old Winter Blues


February 14, 2018

I’m trying to embrace winter.

Relish it.

Greet each frosty morning with a smile.

It’s difficult.

At 20 below I don’t even want to go outside, let alone frolic in the snow.

I went ice fishing last week with a friend who truly enjoys this time of year. He showed up at the cabin with two snow machines, a power auger, and enough minnows and smelt to open a bait shop.

A Minnesota native of Scandinavian descent, Mike is hard-wired for the cold. He doesn’t seem to notice when the mercury takes a dive. He likes the ice. He actually appears to enjoy the groaning, booming sounds it makes when...

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