Over 11 Anglers Rescued from Upper Red Lake

Several reports of people who were fishing and became stranded when the ice broke away

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Over eleven people are rescued from Upper Red Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to several reports of people who were fishing and became stranded when the ice broke away. Eleven people were rescued by a fire and rescue team while others were helped by local resorts. The sheriff’s office put out a warning to…

Scheels to Host 16th Annual Hunting Expo


FARGO, N.D. — Scheels has been preparing for its 16th annual Hunting Expo for nearly a year, and it’s finally right around the corner. This year’s event includes classics like the dog-jumping competition, as well as some new businesses, including waterfall, archery and barbecue vendors. The expo will have a “mini food court” feel. Barbecue vendors are the main focus,…

Car Crashes Into Morris Man, Kills Him While Fishing

It happened Wednesday night

  MORRIS, Minn. — An angler in western Minnesota is dead after being struck by a vehicle veering off a parked pickup truck and plunging down an embankment. The Stevens County Sherriff’s Office says 32-year-old Nicholas Hervin, of Morris, was fishing on Long Lake Wednesday evening. They say 40-year-old Joshua Dewald of Brooten was driving east on County Road 10. Authorities…

13th Annual FishFest is Reeling People In for the Start of Fishing Season

Over 70 different vendors are selling the latest in fishing gear

FARGO, N.D. — Area anglers are getting ready for the start of fishing season in Minnesota, which is a little over two weeks away. Anglers of all ages are casting their lines and checking out the latest fishing gear at the 13th annual FishFest. Scheels and fishing equipment partners have the most recent models of rods, tech and clothing on display….

Snowbirds Shed Their Winter Blues at Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show

Several local business owners love the chance to take part each year

FARGO, N.D. — The cold temperatures and stacks upon stacks of snow are leading people to daydream about a nice summer’s day. “Now more than ever people are thinking about those great June, July, August, September dates. Get out there, get on the water, get a new boat, get a better dock, or get a new camper or RV and get…

41k Fewer People Buying Fishing Licenses in Minnesota This Year

It's down and a half three percent

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The Land of 10,000 Lakes is selling fewer fishing licenses this summer. KVRR’s Danielle Church found it’s the second fewest sold in the past 20 years. Clay Schultze has enjoyed fishing for as long as he can remember, turning nature into his playground. “I personally like coming out and not just fishing but just anything. Just…

Minnesota DNR Emphasizes Northern Pike Restrictions on Fishing Season Opener

The DNR encourages people to catch fish under 22 inches long to help balance the population

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After a long winter, many fishers are excited to break out their fishing rods and reel in a big prize on the lakes. “I like to fish a lot so you kind of wake up and you kind of hope for this day. You know as the day comes closer, and you kind of more and more…

Young Walleye Population Booming on Lake Sakakawea

The department also cites a rebounding of the smelt population for another reason for the high numbers

NORTH DAKOTA — Officials with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department say flooding from seven years ago is helping with the young walleye population on state lakes. The department says they’ve recorded the fourth-highest catch of the fish in Lake Sakakawea in a half-century. Lake Sakakawea reservoir is on the Missouri River and officials say because the flood changed…

Minnesota DNR Advises Ice Anglers to be Cautious this Winter Season

warmer weather keeps thawing the ice out

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The warmer weather certainly hasn’t stopped people from ice fishing this year. Minnesota’s Department of Resources is reminding everyone to proceed with caution. Ice anglers say they need to get back out on the lakes soon to feel the rush they’ve been waiting for all year long. “I mean you get out there and you drop a…

Two Bodies Are Pulled From Upper Red Lake

Couple Reported Missing Sunday Night After Failing To Return From Fishing

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — The bodies of two people who went through the ice on Upper Red Lake have been recovered. 30-year-old Melissa Siedenstricker and 29-year-old Zeth Knyphausen had been reported missing late Sunday after they failed to return from a fishing trip. Authorities pulled their bodies from the water along with their ATV around 3 p.m. on Monday. The…