BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Organizers of the annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza are postponing the contest for two weeks because of inconsistent ice conditions.

Contest officials and the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office said Friday the charitable ice-fishing contest on Gull Lake is being delayed until Feb. 6 for safety reasons. The event had been scheduled for Jan. 23.

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Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Goddard says warm weather has resulted in inconsistent ice thickness throughout Brainerd area lakes.

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The contest was first held in 1991 and has been postponed only two times before, in 2002 and 2012. Over the years the contest has generated more than $3 million in donations to Brainerd area charities.

Contestants will vie for more than $200,000 in prizes this year.

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