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Help…I’ve Never Been Ice Fishing!

I've been fishing twice in my life, but never in the cold of winter...so needless to say as a novice angler, I need some tips for the Brainerd Jaycee's Tournament this Saturday on Gull Lake.

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Jerry Carlson/Keeping equipment to a minimum has helped me stay efficient and successful when looking for fish.
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It’s All About Efficiency With Ice Fishing

The deep water basin that typically holds winter crappies was void of activity. There was not one single house in the area and very few old holes.

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Question: Skiing or Snowboarding on Sunday for the 98 Country Ski Day?

It's now less than 4 days away...the 1st 98 Country Ski Day of 2014 at Powder Ridge! But...especially if you've never been to the slopes before, what mountain sport will you participate in? Here's a few points to consider...

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Central Minnesota Winter Weather Update

Our first serious weather situation of 2015 is here, with school cancelled yesterday for fear of colder temperatures that are supposed to arrive tonight with high winds and blowing snow!

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Like Guns & Music? This [VIDEO] is For You

Move over Toby Keith and Anna Kendrick...there's a new "cup song" parody catching fire across social media. Let's just say all you firearms lovers are gonna like this one a lot...

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What Do Bitter Cold Temps Do To Your Body?

As Minnesotans, we're a hearty lot. We're not deterred by snow, ice, cold, and wind. I like bundling up and going for a run in cold weather, wearing a face mask; being careful to have  little or no skin exposed. Experts caution that these bitter cold temperatures need to be taken seriously.

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Thin Ice Still Possible On Area Lakes

Take a look at my top-ten list of fears and you'll find 'falling through the ice' (somewhere between being buried in an avalanche and spending a Friday night at Chuck E Cheese). Just this Sunday a man went through the ice on his ATV on Lake Koronis near Paynesville.

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Ice Fishermen Catch Monster Lake Trout on Lake Superior [VIDEO]

With Lake Superior being the biggest freshwater lake in the world, it would stand to reason some big fish live in the waters of old Gitche Gumee. Even then, these fishermen were surprised by their catch.

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Little Moments: Two Hearts in the Snow

This actually happened in my apartment complex parking lot the day before last! Sometimes the oddest coincidences make for little moments that can encourage & stay with us.

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Jerry Carlson / Although this new lake exploration did not yield numerous fish, it did show promise and the need for a return trip.
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Exploring New Water Has Benefits

It wasn’t much to go on. The reports I had heard about respectable sunfish on this lake left us a little skeptical. Still, a person doesn’t learn uncharted territory without a little effort.

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Where Is The Best Place To Go Sledding In Central Minnesota?

I'm not usually a big fan of outdoor winter activities but I'm totally down with sledding!

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Thin Ice Still Possible On Minnesota Lakes

Take a look at my top-ten list of fears and you'll find 'falling through the ice' (somewhere between being buried in an avalanche and spending a Friday night at Chuck E Cheese). Yesterday I spoke with Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Chad Thesing, and he offered these tips for staying safe.

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