STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Icy Opener?
Detroit Lake has one of the longest ice out records of any lake in Minnesota. This spring will be the 117th year that such data has been kept. In the previous 116 years, the latest date the ice wen... Posted on 4/20/13 at 6:05 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Gone Fishin'
I do not fish, I do not swim. Last week I fished, I did not need to
I spent most of my youth in the kiddie pool at the Warren, MinnesotaPool
during swimming lessons. I never learned to swim and ... Posted on 7/21/12 at 7:56 AM
We’ve been told seafood is good for us because it’s low in calories and fat, full of protein and packed with Omega-3s, which may protect against coronary heart disease and stroke, and are thought to help neurological development in unborn babies. But we’ve also been warned about the potentially harmful mercury content in fish. What’s with the flip-flop advice?
The fishing season opener in Minnesota is almost like a holy day: A kind of sacredness is attached to it. For serious anglers, it’s the day when winter turns to spring, when anticipation becomes reality, when the bob of a boat on a windy lake invigorates the winter-dulled soul.
“Only in North Dakota would this happen.”
That’s what Greg Pruitt heard from a neighbor’s daughter as he walked around his neighborhood located on the shores of Patterson Lake Saturday night informing people that the lake cleanup effort was still on for Sunday.
If Elly May Clampett comes to mind when you read this, don’t worry. Melissa Langer doesn’t mind. She considers it a compliment.
“Everyone in school calls me ‘Hick.’ I am the hillbilly of the school,” she said.
At age 9, Alec Gjerdevig is a pretty good fisherman.
He’s got a couple of first-place trophies from fishing contests when he was a small fry, and a fourth-place trophy in the open division of a 2007 ice fishing tourney.
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