Head north of the Twin Cities along the shores of Lake Mille Lacs and you’ll find some residents dealing with large piles of ice being blown onto shore – and creeping towards their homes. With the month of May just two days away, trees should be showing some signs of spring, but trees along Lake Mille Lacs are showing signs of distress. They’re split and shoved by creeping ice.
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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.
Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. On Jan. 17, the duo headed out to the Mille Lacs town of Wahkon, which is about 90 miles north of the Twin Cities. Frank and Chris say Wahkon reminds them a little of Dorset, which they visited last spring, because of its tiny population and growing reputation for food. There are four restaurants all on about a one-block stretch!
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.
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.
Residents around Lake Mille Lacs saw the ice from the lake encroach on their property in a very ominous manner
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.
Spring temperatures are finally climbing to normal highs in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public that as the snowpack melts, burning restrictions are falling into place.
A group known for their casinos in Hinckley and Mille Lacs is now making its way into hotels. The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is buying up half of the hotel rooms in downtown St. Paul.
Tribal lands will be off limits to wolf hunters when Minnesota’s wolf season opens Saturday.
Two Minnesota men are dead after their car crossed Highway 169, rolled into a ditch and ended up in Mille Lacs Lake.
A walk to a Friday night football game turned tragic in a small northern Minnesota community when a 14-year-old girl was hit and killed.
Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities there is to do in Minnesota during the summer.