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Press Photo by John Odermann Residents who live near or on Patterson Lake are calling for a cleanup effort after a severe winter kill has left thousands of dead fish on its shores.

Winter kill takes its toll

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Thousands of fish float in the water and line the shores of Patterson Lake southwest of Dickinson.

And accompanying the dead fish is a smell like few others according to residents who live on the lake.

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"It's terrible, you can't go outside," resident Donna Bline said. "I don't know who to get a hold of to clean that up. It needs to be cleaned up."

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