Outdoors Sports Shows Offer Sure Sign Of Spring

Not that there’s been much winter in the first place — so far, at least — but the outdoor sports show season is a sure sign of spring. Perhaps the biggest show in the area is the Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping and Vacation Show, set for March 1-4 at the Fargodome. This year’s…
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BoatUS Releases Annual Top 10 List Of Best Boat Names

I’ve never thought my 16-foot Crestliner was big enough to warrant a name, but many boat owners have creative monikers for their boats. Consider this news release from the Boat Owners Association of the United States: “A boat name reflects the life and loves of the owner,” Occoless Trotter of the BoatUS boat graphics department…
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Cats Incredible Lottery Set For 6 P.m. March 7 At EGF Eagles Club

The lottery drawing for this year’s Cats Incredible Catfish tournament is set for 6 p.m. March 7 at the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks. According to a news release from The Chamber, registration officially opens Tuesday, and applications can be hand-delivered or mailed to The Chamber office at 202 N. Third St. in downtown…
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Rapala Acquires StrikeMaster

Consolidation has been the trend in the fishing industry in recent years, and the latest example occurred today, with the announcement that Rapala has purchased Minnesota-based StrikeMaster Corp., and the Mora ICE brand — companies both known for their ice augers. A Swedish company, Mora is best known for its ice augers and cutting blades.…
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DNR Sets Open Houses On Changes In Special Pike Regs

The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled open houses from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at four locations in northwest Minnesota to take input and provide information about why it dropped special northern pike regulations on 15 lakes. Among those 15 lakes were Campbell Lake in Beltrami County, Cotton and Big Floyd lakes in…
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