Close Encounters Of The Ice Kind

Today’s rescue of nearly 50 people from Upper Red Lake after several sheets of ice broke up along the lake’s eastern shore offers yet another reminder of how dangerous conditions are this winter. Everyone got off the ice safely, the Beltrami County Emergency Management office reported, but it took the efforts of a number of…
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Big Lakes Remain Mostly Ice-free

OK, this is just getting weird. The waiting game for ice — especially on larger bodies of water — continues, and the extended forecast offers little reason to be optimistic about the wait ending anytime soon. Today’s satellite view of Lake of the Woods shows all but the far northern end of Big Traverse Bay…
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Let There Be Ice

As much as I like ice fishing, I’d be lying if I said I was among the anglers who absolutely can’t wait to get out on frozen water. The extended fall and the opportunity to fish in a boat as late as mid-November was just fine by me. I’ll wait until ice conditions improve. On…
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Changing Seasons

Barely a dusting of snow covers the ground here in Grand Forks, but winter seems to have arrived in full force just a couple of hours away. I made a trek to the getaway in northwest Minnesota over the weekend and was surprised at the amount of snow I encountered. There seems to be a…
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Ice Fishing In Full Swing Across The Region

If an ice fishing season that’s in full swing by Dec. 1 seems early, you’re right. It is. “This is by far the earliest best freeze-up I can remember,” longtime Devils Lake fishing guide and outdoor TV host Jason Mitchell said earlier today. He said ice in the Devils Lake region varies from more than…
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