DNR: There Will Be Mille Lacs Walleye Ice FishingMinnesota outdoors officials are assuring anglers that there will be an ice fishing season for walleye on Mille Lacs Lake. The Department of Natural Resources decision announced Monday is expected to be a relief to area resorts, restaurants and other fishing-dependent businesses that suffered from the early end to the open-water walleye season.
Dayton To Demand Mille Lacs Open For Walleye Ice FishingGov. Mark Dayton says he'll insist Mille Lacs Lake be open for an ice fishing season for walleye. Dayton left no doubt Thursday that the premier lake would have a winter season after the summer fishing season got suspended early.
DNR: Deadline Monday In Southern MN To Remove Your Ice HouseIce fishers around Minnesota have one more day to get their shacks off the ice. Those spending the weekend on a frozen lake likely have a trailer with them to take their ice house away.
Deadline Approaches For Ice Houses On Most Minnesota LakesThe 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.
New London Company Creates List Of 'Minnesota Normal' BehaviorsThere are a lot of things we do here in Minnesota that many would think are crazy, but for us are normal. Wally and Mel's Apparel and Goods in New London put together a list of the top 10 most Minnesotan things.
Conservation Officers To Ice Anglers: Pick Up Your TrashThe officers who enforce Minnesota's fish and game rules have an order for ice anglers: Pick up your trash. Conservation officer Bret Grundmeier of Hinckley spends hours each season encouraging anglers to clean up after themselves. He says it's disappointing to find so much trash left behind.
DNR: Ice Fishers Need To Clean Up After Removing HousesThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding ice anglers that they need to clean up the area around their ice house after they remove it from the lake.
Officials Resume Search For 2 Missing In Lincoln Co.Authorities resume their search for two people missing while ice fishing on a lake in southwestern Minnesota. Lincoln County sheriff's officials say there's evidence their vehicle may have broken through the ice near Norwegian Creek Campground north of the community of Lake Benton.
Authorities Believe 2 Fell Through Ice On Lake BentonAuthorities say 29-year-old Brianna Jean Thooft and 54-year-old Bradley Allen Lund were last heard from since on early Sunday morning. They were reported missing later that evening.
Minnesota Veterans Take Part In Holes For HeroesSome local veterans got to take part in some friendly competition out on the ice Saturday. The Holes for Heroes fishing tournament was held on Medicine Lake Saturday afternoon. It's a free fishing event for Minnesota Military Veterans and their families.
Kids Learn Ice Fishing On Lake HarrietA new generation of kids were introduced to the sport of ice fishing Saturday on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Along with learning how to bait the hook, the kids got to use sonar cameras and other gadgets to track the fish under the ice.
Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza Set For Jan. 24It's a "go" for the 25th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Crow Wing County sheriff's office met with representatives from the Brainerd Jaycees on Gull Lake's Hole in the Day Bay on Wednesday to verify ice conditions.
Ice On St. Croix River Weakened Due To Bridge ConstructionThe St. Croix River has become a frozen playground for those who love winter and the outdoors. It seems to, over the last ten years, bring more and more people out here," Dave Farr, of Bayport, said. Three times a week, Farr runs his dogs up and down the St Croix River, but his exercise route ends south of the new St. Croix bridge.
Mike And Natalie Get Hooked On Ice FishingIt's cold outside. But, that means ice fishing season is heating up! It's one of the most popular sports in the state, and many look forward to the time of year when the ice is thick enough for it.
Nothing Fishy About This Record-Threatening New Year's CatchThe story may sound a little fishy. OK, actually it sounds incredibly fishy, but in the good way. The potentially record-breaking way. Will Spychalla and Carlyn Salmela caught a monster sturgeon in the St. Croix river on New Year's Day.