Spring fever hits the cabin crowd

The 'illness' gets them in the mood to put in docks, clean up yards and take care of rogue squirrels

2:12 AM, May 16, 2013
Docks lay on the Lake Nokomis waterfront May 12.
Docks lay on the Lake Nokomis waterfront May 12.
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It's about this time of spring that a different kind of cabin fever sets in.

Instead of the late January illness that comes from being cooped inside, this kind of fever burns hottest as the days get longer and warmer, and is prevalent among those who own cabins up North.

Most often, the cure is found by doing a few simple but time-consuming tasks, including unlocking doors, turning on heat and water, putting piers in the water and launching boats. In rare cases, cabin fever leads to nausea. That's when cabin owners are greeted by the work of animals that found refuge inside cottages, or by floods ...

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