The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sending a harsh reminder that despite our recent frigid and snowy conditions, ice on the state’s lakes is never 100 percent safe. That’s all too real for two men who had to escape from Lake Ida in Douglas County near Alexandria on Wednesday.
The northern Minnesota town of Aitkin celebrates the frigid weather with its annual fish house parade this week. The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 22nd annual “World Famous Fish House Parade,” starting at 1 p.m. Friday.
Many anglers are getting a few final hours of fishing in before fish houses have to be off the ice. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says houses located south of the State must be off the ice by midnight Monday.
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It’s nearing last call for ice fishermen across the state. In the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, fish houses have to be off the ice by Monday.
Spending time on a frozen lake is a rite of passage for many of Minnesotans. But for military families, that tradition got a unique twist Saturday as technology connected families to ice fishing.
A popular fishing guide, Jim Hudson, died after he fell through the Lake Superior ice on his snowmobile.
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The ice is thick enough for the 23rd annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Crow Wing County sheriff’s office issued organizers an event permit Thursday.
Now that we’ve had several days with temperatures above freezing, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning people to be safe on the state’s lakes, rivers and ponds.
Five men remain hospitalized after they were injured in an explosion in an ice fishing camper in northern Minnesota.
Five men are injured after an explosion in an ice fishing camper near Williams in far northern Minnesota.
Despite several days of freezing temperatures, law enforcement officials are still warning people about the dangers of thin ice.
Rescue crews were called to Lake Victoria in St. Louis Park Thursday morning to check if someone had gone through the ice.
Northern Minnesota getaways are always a treat. But even closer to the Twin Cities, in the Brainerd Lakes area, you’ll find even more treasures.