-- Update, including comments from Stanek himself, at bottom -- This afternoon, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek will meet with a group of children from the Boys and Girls Club of Little Earth to run these words of wisdom by them:RELATED: Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek thinks pot makes you v ... More >>
Alfred "Tom" Mead will be spending a week of his twilight years behind bars after he was sentenced to a week in jail for cheating during the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby last February. SEE ALSO: Wisconsin DNR discovers 125-year-old, 7-foot-long sturgeon [PHOTO] Mead, 72, was b ... More >>
Only in Minnesota.Last Saturday, Blake Buck took his girlfriend Kellie O'Leary ice fishing on Otter Tail Lake near Fergus Falls. She ended up reeling in a fiancé.Buck and his buddy, Mike Metzger, concocted an elaborate plan to have Kellie reel in a fish with the engagement ring attached, and the ... More >>
Via Wisconsin DNRRoger Hellen and his mighty big fish.The brown trout that Roger Hellen caught last summer near Racine is the biggest of its kind landed with something other than a hand grenade. He took the 41-pound, 8-ounce freak of nature at the annual Salmon-A-Rama fishing contest on Lak ... More >>
You get 50 years of ice fishing under your belt and you figure you know when it's safe to gear up and head out, right?
It's spring in Minnesota, and as sure as the crocus blooms, rugged ice fishing types calling for help after their rigs crash through thinning ice.
That would be a big deal in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, yes? Never mind that it's poppycock.
Add teenage terrorist bombings to the list of "why ice fishing sucks."
There are many reasons ice fishing doesn't actually suck, of course. But this is something else.
Words by Roy Holdren, sung to the tune of "God Blessed Texas." Watch for the ignominious end of the ice fisherman.
Call us un-Minnesotan, but we wouldn't exactly call this win a dream come true. But we have to admit it makes ice fishing sound a tad more appealing.
Local cheese is better than it's ever been. Here's the first of a two-part guide to the rarest, best, and most glorious examples.
Fishery experts worry climate change could make lakes inhospitable to our state fish
who happened upon that rotting tray of chicken livers I placed by the river's edge outside the Spot Art gallery this weekend. I left those livers festering in the sun because I wanted to go catfishing with my fellow art lovers and nothing appeals to ... More >>
Where men go to escape from being men
Is it me, or is Prince looking more and more like artist Scott Seekins? During his first Saturday Night Live performance in 16 years (video here), Prince wore the trademark Seekins pencil 'stache, headband, and suit, but in dark red and black rather than all-white (what Seekins wears in summer) or a ... More >>
Is Gov. Tim Pawlenty playing Jesse Ventura to the PETA "jackals"? On Tuesday, Pawlenty received a plea from Karin Robertson, manager of PETA'S "Fish Empathy Project." The national org was hoping the Gov would outlaw walleye fishing in the land of 10,000 lakes and a gazillion anglers because, as PETA ... More >>
The glorious yachting days of summer--as seen from the shore
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss will return to the Twin Cities next week to take part in the Randy Moss Celebrity Charity Invitational Bass Tournament, a one-day event on Lake Minnetonka. Fifty pro anglers will be paired with sports and media celebrities and corporate sponsors to compete fo ... More >>
Cormorants: From the endangered species list to the hit list
What's wrong with ice fishing ditties and beer at intermission?
One Week in an Ice-Fishing Shack in the Middle of the Middle of Nowhere
Let the dummies head for the lake: Urban-fishing expert Tom Dickson hooks dinner, and a dose of history, close to home
The state plans to kill all the fish in two Anoka County lakes to rid them of pesky carp. Area residents, however, are less than thrilled with the idea of helicopters spreading poison near their homes.