Ice Anglers, Businesses Irked By Mild TempsA vacant parking lot at Hardy's Boats and Bait on Medicine Lake tells a state-wide story. Instead of ice houses, they see golden eyes and mergansers. But ducks are the last thing ice anglers want to see this time of year -- and days like Friday do not help.
How To Survive After Falling Though IceWith 104 lakes and three rivers in Hennepin County alone, Sheriff Rich Stanek says it's a busy time for ice rescues in Minnesota. “Maybe you had subzero temperatures, but you're going to go through,” Stanek said. The Hennepin County Sheriff's office responded to 25 rescue calls out on the lakes last winter from people falling through the ice. Three people were killed. “The most important thing is to stay calm,” he said.
Wacky Spring Brings A Tricky Fishing Opener Tackling this year's fishing opener on May 11 is going to be tricky. From the bait anglers use, to the types of fish you'll likely catch, the DNR said the unusual spring will cause major differences.