Just about anywhere in Minnesota, chances are there are fishing opportunities nearby, and it's a good time to fish during Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend, Saturday, Jan. 14 through Monday, Jan. 16. During this weekend, Minnesotans age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without purchasing an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing.
It's official. A Minnesota resident holds the state record for a fish species with a much-maligned appearance and many names, including freshwater ling, lawyer, eelpout and burbot. Brent Getzler of Roosevelt is the new record holder of a 19-pound, 10-ounce burbot taken from the Minnesota waters of Lake of the Woods. "When photos surfaced of this huge pout, it certainly got people talking," said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Stillwater artist Nicholas Markell won the 2018 turkey stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among eight submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Markell's painting will be featured on the 2018 turkey stamp. His artwork was previously featured on the 2016 turkey stamp, and he also has won Minnesota contests for the walleye, trout and salmon stamps.
Boy Scout Troop 56 of Nevis celebrated their semi-annual Court of Honor on Sunday. Over 100 merit badges were earned and many boys were awarded their advancement ranks. Pictured are,...
In celebration of winter solstice, the New York Mills Cultural Center presents its annual Longest Night Musical Festival at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Featuring music by several local and regional musicians, the festival promises to appeal to a wide array of music lovers. Included this year are Day Gun, a small group from the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus, Eddie Lee Kidd, Ben Ranson, Dave Virnala and more. The Longest Night concert is free to attend and open to all. Drinks and refreshments will be available.
Winners of the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association's summer/fall photo contest are Barbra Wicks of Park Rapids and Judy Ballard of Osage.