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On a beautiful morning, Ken Van Diver, park maintenance worker at Oliver Lake west of Kimball, showed off the lake and its beauty.

Although there were only two campers on that March morning, hundreds of campers from all over the United States could soon be enjoying the facilities after the coronavirus outbreak passes.

Almost all the ice was gone, but local ice fishermen had a successful season catching bass, bluegill, trout and walleye.

"It was good fishing," Van Diver said.

Van Diver, 75, a lifelong resident of Kimball, loves his job.

"Working out here is the best thing I did; it is the best...

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