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A colorful cast of characters was the hallmark of the 30th Annual Eelpout Festival in Walker. Twelve-year-old Isabella Vizenor of Park Rapids takes the polar plunge. She raised $115 to jump into icy waters. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Annual Eelpout Festival becoming a rite of spring

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Lakes in the Bemidji area lost a lot of snow cover this past week after several days with above-normal temperatures as high as the low 50s.


The melting snow created some sloppy ice conditions on the lakes. Some accesses are already beginning to break-up, especially heavily used accesses on the north and west shores of lakes which are most directly exposed to the afternoon sun.

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