Ice fishing

Two neighbors die ice-fishing on central Minnesota lake

(Photo courtesy of Vexilar)CUSHING, Minn. — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen says the fishermen were reported overdue Sunday evening on Fish Trap Lake north of Cushing. The sheriff’s office also learned that a side-by-side ATV was missing. Responders first found the body…

Ice fishing contest prize-winners cleared of fraud

(icefishing.org photo)BRAINERD, Minn. — Organizers of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament says an investigation into possible fraud has cleared three Ohio men who won prizes, including a pickup truck. Officials with the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza say the three family members have passed lie detector tests and will be allowed to keep their prizes, which also include $1,000…

Brainerd ice-fishing tourney investigating 3 prize-winners

(icefishing.org photo)MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Brainerd Jaycees are investigating whether some competitors in this year’s $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza engaged in fraud. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports three of the 150 prize-winners in the Jan. 27 Gull Lake tournament – including the first- and third-place finishers, who are father and son – are being investigated to make sure their…