Ice Fishing

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DNR: Warmer Weather Means Ice Is Dangerous

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.

01/09/2013

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Conditions Upgraded For 2 In Ice Fishing Camper Explosion

Five men remain hospitalized after they were injured in an explosion in an ice fishing camper in northern Minnesota.

01/01/2013

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5 Injured After Minnesota Camper Explosion

Five men are injured after an explosion in an ice fishing camper near Williams in far northern Minnesota.

12/31/2012

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Officials: Ice Conditions Still ‘Very Poor’

Despite several days of freezing temperatures, law enforcement officials are still warning people about the dangers of thin ice.

12/29/2012

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DNR: Though Tempting, The Ice Is Still Too Thin

Rescue crews were called to Lake Victoria in St. Louis Park Thursday morning to check if someone had gone through the ice.

11/29/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Grand View Lodge’s Fish House

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.

02/19/2012

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Neighbors Rescue Fisher Who Fell Through The Ice

The desperate screams woke Joni Bauer, of Independence, right out of bed, around 6:45am Saturday morning. At first she thought the noise was coming from the TV, but when she stepped out onto her deck overlooking Lake Sarah, she realized the screams were coming from the water.

02/11/2012

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Winter Already A Lost Season For Many Minnesotans

It could be a rare sub-zero night Friday. The WCCO weather team says we’ve dipped into those negative digits only four times this year, compared to the usual 30 or so days at or below zero. And, we’ve only seen a single digit high temperature one day this winter.

02/10/2012

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Lake Elmo Ice Fishing Contest Canceled

The warm weather conditions have left the ice about six inches too short to allow a Minnesota ice fishing contest to go on as scheduled.

01/30/2012

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Big Ice-Fishing Tournament On Gull Lake Is On

It’s a “go” for one of Minnesota’s largest ice fishing tournaments

01/26/2012

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DNR Reports Far Fewer Fish Houses Than Average

The warm weather is keeping the state’s fishers off the ice in south-central Minnesota this winter.

01/13/2012

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Guide To Overnight Ice Fishing In Minnesota

If the concept of “ice fishing” makes you shiver and think dreadful thoughts related to wind chill and hypothermia, think again.

12/17/2011

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Trash Building Up On The Shores Of Lake Mille Lacs

One of Minnesota’s premier lakes looks more like a dump. It’s a real mess on Lake Mille Lacs up and down its northeast coast. Some estimate the mess stretches up to four miles.

05/04/2011

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Some Minn. Fishing Seasons Closing After Weekend

Explore Minnesota Tourism reminds anglers this is the last weekend of the season to fish for walleye and several other game fish species in Minnesota’s inland waters.

02/26/2011

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Ice House Removal Deadline Approaching

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning anglers that the deadline to remove their ice houses from lakes in the southern two-thirds of the state is almost upon us.

02/25/2011

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