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LAKE OF THE WOODS

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Wondering if there was anything Key West could do to help people at the Angle, Paul Menta came up with the idea of a fundraiser to benefit kids in both communities.
St. Louis County's flood response is moving into “recovery mode."
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First it was the COVID-19 pandemic, now it's flooding that has dried up another summer season at Jake's Northwest Angle Resort on Lake of the Woods.
It’s a mess, the result of a late snowmelt after a winter of heavy snow in the border country and record or near-record precipitation the past two months across the watershed.

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The Rainy River watershed is overflowing from Lake Vermilion to Lake of the Woods, with flood records possible.
Upper Red Lake and Lower Red Lake also were ice-free Tuesday, according to satellite imagery and DNR reports.
Lake of the Woods has risen by 25 inches since early April, the Lake of the Woods Control Board said.
"We should have most of the bait shops in good shape by the opener," wholesaler says.
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Ewing embarked on the 24-hour marathon snowmobile ride as a fundraiser to help send underprivileged kids to Bible camp.
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Nothing came easy during a recent 45-mile snowmobile trek across Lake of the Woods from Warroad, Minnesota, to Oak Island.

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In addition to the 26 fish in the livewell, there were six walleyes and 10 saugers in the cooler with fish caught that day, and 17 walleyes and 13 saugers in the second cooler with fish the group had kept the previous day – 72 fish total.
The 12th stop on our tour of 20 Minnesota State Parks is a peaceful alternative to nearby Lake of the Woods. The man-made body of water at Hayes Lake State Park features panfish, a beach, a campground and myriad recreation opportunities for visitors to one of Minnesota's northernmost counties.
Life for resort owners and other businesses on Minnesota's Northwest Angle has been especially challenging since March 2020, when the U.S.-Canada border closed to nonessential travel in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is only marginally better this year.

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