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You should be Fishing Rainy Lake and Rainy River

You should be Fishing Rainy Lake and Rainy River

The ice is off of Rainy Lake and Rainy River is attracting anglers. The River attraction is the catch-and-release sturgeon season, pulling in one of these monster sized fish is quite a thrill. However, anglers on the lake and the river can also fish for northern pike, smallmouth bass and crappie. In the meantime, signs […]
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Minnesota’s National Park: Our Front Yard!

National Park’s Week is upon us, and Minnesota’s National Park is ready to celebrate. Here’s a quick look at what Voyageurs National Park is doing. On Friday, April 21, 2017 there will be a Native Foods Cooking Demonstration. Students from the Indus High School ProStart Foods Class will prepare a delectible meal using locally available […]
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Best Minnesota Sturgeon Fishing-Rainy River

Boat access all along Rainy River are busy now. Sturgeon and walleye are running upriver from Lake of the Woods. The border waters walleye season extends to April 14, and the sturgeon catch-and-release season is open until May 16, 2017. Recovery of the sturgeon in Rainy River continues to improve. They grow to huge sizes […]
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Minnesota open water walleye fishing on Rainy River

Walleye anglers in Minnesota are fishing the open water on Rainy River. The walleye season remains open on our border waters until April 14. The Northern pike, crappie and smallmouth bass seasons are open continuous. Today, March 27, the ramps at International Falls are being cleared. The Pat Roche Access is adjacent to the Voyageurs […]
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Boats hitting the open water fishing on Rainy River

Anglers are fishing on Rainy River for the annual spring bonus. Here’s the proof, four trailer rigs parked at Nelson Park near Birchdale, a popular access site that is now open. The border water walleye season remains open until April 14, smallmouth bass, northern pike and crappie are open continuously and there’s the option to […]
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Arrowhead Ultra 135 is the next big event!

The Arrowhead Ultra 135 is a grueling event. You can ski, fat tire bike or hike the 135 miles from International Falls to Lake Vermilion near Tower. It takes a special athlete to complete this event carrying all they will need to survive in whatever the weather brings. The ultra marathon begins on Monday, January […]
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Only the Bold Run the Cold!

That’s the tag-line for the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run here in International Falls, where it can be cold and you’d have to be bold to sign up for a race. People have been doing it for 37 years now and it’s a big event with runners coming from all over the upper Midwest and […]
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You need snowshoes to stay above it!

Yes, we have snow, and folks are taking advantage of the winter recreation available and that includes snowshoeing. You say you need snowshoes? Well, there’s a special program at Voyageurs National Park where you will end up with your own very personal pair of snowshoes. Jim DeVries, Senior Naturalist for the Laurentian Environmental Center will […]
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