The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says all ice houses must be off of lakes in the southern two thirds of the state by Monday night, despite the fact that the recent cold weather has left many still frozen into the lake.
A Vietnam veteran is relieved after his fish house that was stolen earlier this week was found.
No matter how cold it feels, ice fishing season is basically over. The DNR says ice houses have to be off most Minnesota lakes by midnight tonight. That’s led to plenty of problems for anglers whose houses got stuck, frozen in place because of all that snow and slush.
It feels like we are in the dead of winter still, but for the bottom two-thirds of the state, it’s time to move those ice houses. On Medicine Lake, Dave Johnson spent Sunday trying to move his ice house, saying it was the hardest it’s ever been.
In Minnesota, owners of ice houses are finding them stuck in the deep snow and ice – if they can even get to them in the first place. So much snow has piled up on lakes that trucks can’t get through. And once they do, they’re dealing with thick ice and slush that’s tough to tackle.
Authorities have identified a 20-year-old woman who was killed on a western Wis. lake when the snowmobile she was riding, being operated by a drunk driver, hit an ice house. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim Friday as Victoria G. Henderson of Luck, Wis.