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Local author Ernest Schanilec, longtime Vergas-area resident, has written another mystery with a distinctive, East Otter Tail lake country connection.

Murder in the ice-fishing shanties

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­Vergas author Ernest Schanilec has recently released "Ice Lord," his newest book in the Hastings Series.

The book was released in early December, and is available in Perham at Bev's Book Nook.


"Ice Lord" sets Tom Hastings up against a killer who haunts the fishing houses on Border's Lake. According to Schanilec, "Border's Lake" is based on Rose Lake, located by his house.

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