The new memorandum of understanding closely parallels previous 1999-2019 agreements that facilitated restoration of high-quality walleye fishing to Minnesota’s largest inland body of water. The agreement states that each entity will support the Red Lake Fisheries Technical Committee, a joint panel of experts that recommends policies and practices to maintain a healthy fishery.

Back maybe 50 years ago when Gary Oberg lived in Rochester, he would meet with buddies at Grandma’s Kitchen for morning coffee.

Anglers often dream about bucket list fishing trips to faraway venues, but plenty of world-class ice-fishing trips await anglers across the region. We asked a handful of well-traveled anglers about their favorite ice-fishing venues close to home. Their recommendations cover a range of species from first-ice to ice-out.

Author Steve Kantner of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., spent more than two years researching the book and interviewing the women, who range from 20 to 90 years old and come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Mike Olson wasn’t optimistic Friday, Nov. 15, when he arrived at the Boom Site Landing north of Stillwater.

“I don’t think I can move it now,” he said.

Olson, 45, of Chisago City, was referring to his 26-foot white-and-blue fiberglass 1977 Pearson sailboat that has been frozen in the St. Croix River since Nov. 1.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says most waterfowl that look like they are distressed and trapped on frozen lakes are just fine and should be left alone. The DNR advises people not risk a human life to save a wild animal.

 Detroit Lakes Conservation Officer Jacob Swedberg started serving the area almost one year ago, making this rifle deer hunting season his first one as a CO here.

He kicked off his first season a day early with an unusual call.

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