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2 Rescued After Truck Goes Through Ice On Leech Lake

Two people had to be pulled from a pick-up truck on Leech Lake Friday after it broke through thin ice. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call around 7:49 a.m. Friday of a vehicle partially through the ice on Leech Lake.
Upon arrival, officers and the Walker Fire Department found two people in the bed of the truck, uninjured but unable to get out safely.
Sheriff Tom Burch said the fire department was able to successfully rescue the two from the truck,
They were not injured.
Officers are urging people to practice caution on the ice as, despite the previous week’s cold temperatures, the ice is not safe everywhere. They urge people to check the thickness first before going out, and remind people that ice should never be considered 100 percent safe.

01/17/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 2)

August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. And now, we’re sad to say, we’re bringing a full season of trips to a close.

08/15/2014

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DNR Workshop Helps Bring Women To The Outdoors

I grew up fishing at the cabin on North Long Lake, and Grandpa loved to take me trolling on Leech Lake for walleyes. But it’s been too long since I’ve gone fishin’. It’s time to change that. And who better to re-introduce me than Mandy Uhrich, a pro-bass angler, who also volunteers with a DNR program called “Becoming an Outdoors Woman.”

05/24/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Street Sand Removal, Lake Names & Population Signs

Ken from Roseville asked: What do the cities do with all the sand they sweep up in the spring? That depends on the city.

05/23/2014

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2 More Indictments In Fish Poaching Case Dismissed

A judge has dismissed indictments against two defendants accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations.

03/17/2014

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Help Sought Finding Man, 22, Missing Since New Year’s Eve

State officials are asking the public’s help in finding a 22-year-old man who was last seen in northern Minnesota at New Year’s Eve parties.

01/20/2014

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Charges Dropped Against Some In ‘Operation Squarehook’

A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named “Operation Squarehook,” in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.

11/26/2013

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Charges Against 5 Dismissed In Fish Poaching Case

A federal judge is dismissing charges against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.

11/25/2013

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Wander Minnesota: A Stroll Down Walker’s Main Street

If you think about Walker, your first thought might turn to fishing. The city is on the shores of Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota (that’s entirely within state borders).

07/16/2013

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10 Indicted For Poaching, Illegal Sale Of Walleye

Ten men face federal charges for allegedly poaching walleye and other protected fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.

04/10/2013

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit The Eelpout Festival (Day 2)

On Friday, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer were back on Leech Lake, enjoying what they helped kick off the day before: The Eelpout Festival.

02/15/2013

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit The Eelpout Festival

Frank and Chris headed up to Walker, Minn., Thursday for a massive party — Eelpout Festival.

02/14/2013

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Tribal Lands Will Be Off Limits To MN Wolf Hunters

Tribal lands will be off limits to wolf hunters when Minnesota’s wolf season opens Saturday.

10/31/2012

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Minn., Wis. & N.D. Tribes To Recieve Settlement Money

Some Native American tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall.

06/22/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Eelpout Festival In Walker

New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Munich has Oktoberfest and northern Minnesota has The Eelpout Festival.

02/12/2012

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Large Fish Kill Discovered Near Leech Lake

They’re what Minnesota fishermen want to catch, so seeing hundreds of dead Northerns and Walleyes isn’t sitting well with many.

12/02/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Walker: MN’s Original ‘Up North’

Taking a trip to Walker is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota. Located on the southwest corner of Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota, Walker offers a variety of recreational activities fort he entire family to enjoy.

08/26/2011

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Feds Move Against Suspected Illegal Fishing Ring

Federal authorities say they’ve moved to stop a ring suspected of illegally netting and selling walleye on two Indian reservations in northern Minnesota.

07/26/2011

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Police: Cass Lake Man Arrested; Woman, 22, Found Dead

Cass County police arrested a man early Sunday morning after finding a dead 22-year-old woman with a gunshot wound near Cass Lake.

06/26/2011

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Ojibwe Demand Fishing Rights, Cite 1885 Treaty

Ojibwe band members went fishing before last year’s opener to force a treaty dispute into court, but the state still hasn’t brought charges, and the issue is ongoing as the 2011 opener approaches.

05/11/2011

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Top 10 Walleye Lakes In Minnesota

Looking to branch out and try some new water in your pursuit of the prized walleye? Here’s a list of 10 top Minnesota lakes, both large and small, which are known for prolific populations of walleye.

05/11/2011

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Program Seeks To Help Indians Stay Out Of Prison

Eight men huddle around a drum as a haze of burnt sage hangs in the air. The drummers, all of whom have done time in prison, sing a song that honors the pipe and tobacco used in traditional American Indian ceremonies.

04/26/2011

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Eelpout Festival Under Way On Leech Lake In Minn.

The 32nd annual International Eelpout Festival is under way on Leech Lake in Walker.

02/19/2011

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Warm Weather Warning For Ice Fishing Festival

It’s one of Minnesota’s winter traditions that mixes craziness with creativity. Where else will you find people curling with “ice” stones using frozen eelpout for handles? Walker’s annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake can easily draw crowds of between 4,000 to 7,000 spectators and anglers.

02/16/2011