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Cody Bauer (left), 18, of Cloquet and Justin Belanger, 11, of Wrenshall emerge from the waters of Pike Lake after a certification dive on Saturday aftenoon. The two are students at the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School who signed up for an after-school diving class last year. (Clint Austin /

For young Northland scuba divers, a chilly day will do

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Ideally, Cody Bauer and three of his classmates from the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School wouldn't have been scuba diving in Pike Lake this weekend.


"My original goal was to have these dives in the summertime," instructor Julius Salinas said about when he would have liked his students to have met their final requirements to be certified divers.

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