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Thumper Pond closes for 72 hours to eradicate virus

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An outbreak of illness prompted an Otter Tail lake country resort to voluntarily close its doors for a complete cleaning.

The resort closed Tuesday, Jan 5, and reopened on Jan. 8.

An undetermined number of people became ill with what is believed to be a norovirus, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Most of those who became ill appear to have come into contact with the virus in the swimming pool-water park area of Thumper Pond Resort and Restau-rant.

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