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DNR Announces Mille Lacs Walleye Regulations For 2014

The walleye regulations on Lake Mille Lacs are largely staying the same for the 2014 fishing season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday. It’s part of a larger plan to increase fishing opportunities, improve walleye numbers and stay within the state’s harvest allocation.

03/25/2014

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Finding Minnesota: High-Speed Racing On Frozen Lakes

At a time when most drivers become more cautious and more attentive to their brakes, there are others who prefer to hit the gas. They’re the ones who create race tracks on frozen lakes so they can take slippery turns over and over again.

02/02/2014

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Winter Fun: Kite Boarding On Lake Mille Lacs

It’s Winter Fun Week, and the WCCO Morning Show team is getting outside all week to try out winter activities for you. The activity tasked to Natalie Nyhus for Wednesday combines flying a kite and skiing at the same time. And as she found out, it’s no walk in the park.

01/22/2014

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DNR Out With Plan To Boost Mille Lacs Walleyes

The Department of Natural Resources issued Tuesday the beginnings of a plan to boost Mille Lacs Lake’s declining walleye population, starting with studies that could lead to tighter regulations for one of Minnesota’s most popular fisheries.

01/21/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Mille Lacs

On Jan. 16, the duo headed out to Lake Mille Lacs, which is about 100 miles north of the Twin Cities. After the drive up, the two found some shelter from the windy weather at Johnson’s Portside Bait and Liquor store. They said the wind was so strong you couldn’t even see the fish houses that dot the ice on Minnesota’s second largest in-land lake.

01/16/2014

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Another Reason To Brave Minn. Cold: Statewide Scavenger Hunt

When the snow falls and the temperature drops, we all grumble a bit. But as a whole, Minnesotans embrace the winter weather, and now there’s a statewide scavenger hunt to encourage it.

12/10/2013

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Zebra Mussels Dip On Lake Mille Lacs

The number of zebra mussels on Lake Mille Lacs has dropped this year for the first time since they were found in 2005. Minnesota outdoors officials say a survey this week found about 1,070 zebra mussels per square foot.

08/23/2013

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Launch Anglers Rescue Bear Struggling In Lake Mille Lacs

Lake Mille Lacs is a hotspot for catching walleyes this time of year. But customers caught something they weren’t expecting during Monday’s launch trip at Twin Pines resort – a struggling black bear.

06/19/2013

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Caught On Video: Deer Rescued From Lake Mille Lacs

Out on Lake Mille Lacs, the last thing you expect to see is a deer. Angie Barrows captured video on her cell phone this weekend of a deer struggling in the water about two miles from shore.

06/04/2013

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Good Question: Does Insurance Cover Freak Weather Damage?

The cell phone video of a wall of ice marching towards Izatys Resort on Lake Mille Lacs is amazing. The slow-motion avalanche pierced the wall of at least one home. When the weather gets crazy, does insurance cover it? Much like the winds of a tornado tossing objects into homes and causing damage, the winds from the ice tsunami destroyed at least two boat houses, and sent ice inside at least one resort condo along Lake Mille Lacs.

05/13/2013

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Huge Ice Chunks Threaten Homes On Lake Mille Lacs

Minnesota’s second largest lake is making national headlines Monday morning. Viewers in the area of Lake Mille Lacs sent us some pretty captivating video. High winds on Saturday blew huge chunks of ice into homes and businesses along the shore.

05/13/2013

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Ice Likely Ruining The Fishing Opener On Mille Lacs

For nearly two decades the Enno family has looked forward to the annual state fishing opener at their Twin Pines Resort, just south of Garrison.

05/08/2013

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Ice Off By Opener? ‘I Just Don’t See It Happening’

On Lake Mille Lacs, commercial launches sit high and dry, and charter captains can do little but to sit back and wait.

04/29/2013

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DNR, Mille Lacs Lake Stakeholders To Talk Walleyes

State fisheries officials meet with Mille Lacs Lake area residents and business owners near Garrison on Wednesday to discuss how to cut the walleye harvest this year.

02/27/2013

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Onamia Pair Arrested After Grand Casino Drive-By

Two people are in the Mille Lacs County Jail after a man was shot in the back in the parking lot of Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia on Thursday.

02/01/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Ice Fishing

The best ice fishing in Minnesota? WCCO viewers’ pick is Lake Mille Lacs.

01/26/2013

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Cool Temps, Solid Snowfall Boosting Winter Businesses

The New Year actually started with subzero temperatures and we barely made it into the teens today.

01/01/2013

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DNR Concerned About Walleye Numbers In Lake Mille Lacs

The DNR says walleye numbers in Lake Mille Lacs could be the lowest in 40 years.

10/22/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Lake Get Its Name?

This is the land of 10,000 lakes, or to be more specific, 11,842 lakes. And most of us don’t know how any of them got named.

07/31/2012

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Best Of Minnesota: Best Fishing Launch

Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities there is to do in Minnesota during the summer.

07/21/2012

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Soldiers Build Friendships Over Fishing

A local group wants to give soldiers a chance to build friendships. And what better way than a day on the lake.

06/15/2012

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Mille Lacs Fishing Guides Frustrated Over Federal Regulations

With its walleye chop and whitecaps, Lake Mille Lacs is more playground than place for commercial navigation.

05/23/2012

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Bubble Barrier May Protect MN Waters From Asian Carp

It may sound like a bubble bath for Asian carp, but the underwater device being tested at a University of Minnesota research lab is hardly meant to be a spa.

03/12/2012

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Anglers Warned Of Iffy Ice On Lake Mille Lacs

Despite warnings about thin ice, 30 people had to be rescued off the North Shore of Lake Mille Lacs Wednesday night.

12/22/2011

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Stranded Anglers Rescued On Lake Mille Lacs

A number of anglers needed to be rescued on Lake Mille Lacs after a large chunk of ice broke off, leaving them stranded and surrounded by water.

12/21/2011

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