Campsites Remain For Memorial Day Weekend In Handful Of Northwest Minnesota State Parks; Turtle River State Park Sets Interpretive Programming

State parks across the region are kicking into high gear as spring winds down and summer approaches. In Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources says several state parks and recreation areas — mostly in northwest Minnesota — still have campsites available for Memorial weekend. Northwest Minnesota parks with at least a dozen campsites still available…
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Chris Taylor and Bill Murray won the first  catfish league event Wednesday night on the Red River in Grand Forks.

Catfish League Results, ENDracing Seeks Volunteer With Boat, Greenway Input Session

The Red River Valley Catfish League held its first league night of the season Wednesday night, and 11 boats launched from the North Landing in Grand Forks to compete in the three-hour session. Teams could weigh in two catfish. Bill Murray and Chris Taylor finished first with 31.4 pounds. Rounding out the top three were:…
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Upcoming canoeing events on the Red and Red Lake rivers will offer the opportunity to paddle 10-passenger, 24-foot Voyageur canoes.

Public Input Meetings On Greenway River Access, Paddling Events On Tap

A chance to weigh in on river access in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks and opportunities to paddle 24-foot voyageur canoes are on tap in the coming weeks. First up, Greenway staff and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have scheduled two public meetings to get input on developing a master plan for river…
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Lake Of The Woods Mostly Ice-free

Here’s my assessment of ice conditions on Lake of the Woods: It’s disappearing fast. Clouds have obscured a good view of satellite imagery most of the week, but today’s photo of Lake of the Woods shows most of Big Traverse Bay in U.S. waters is open, and the ice that remains has drifted into Muskeg…
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Still Lots Of Ice On Lake Of The Woods

Clouds obscured today’s satellite imagery of Lake of the Woods, but the satellite photo posted yesterday on the MODIS Today website showed Big Traverse Bay remains mostly ice-covered except for Four-Mile Bay at the mouth of the Rainy River and small areas north of Pine Island, near Wheeler’s Point and along the South Shore. Patches…
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