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122 Minnesotans Were Fishing, Then the Ice Broke

Authorities pull off rescue from enormous ice floe with no injuries

(Newser) - More than 100 people stranded while fishing on an ice chunk that broke free on a Minnesota river were rescued Friday, authorities said. The anglers were on an ice floe in the southeastern area of Upper Red Lake in Beltrami County—about 200 miles northwest of Minneapolis—when it broke...

200 People Drift Away While Ice Fishing in Minnesota

All were rescued after chunk of ice broke off, drifted away in lake

(Newser) - About 200 people ice fishing on a frozen Minnesota lake had to be rescued Monday after the chunk of ice they were on broke off and drifted away, the Pioneer Press reports. Police received a 911 call around 11:30am from Upper Red Lake in northern Beltrami County. First responders...

Mayor Who Was Worried About Ice Shanties Resigns

Craig Shubert of Hudson, Ohio, suggested they would lead to prostitution

(Newser) - Update: The mayor is out after his odd comment about ice shanties. Mayor Craig Shubert of Hudson, Ohio, resigned Monday after taking all kinds of grief for expressing his view that if the city allowed ice fishing, that would lead to ice shanties, and those would lead to prostitution. “...

Ice Fishers Thought They Heard a Shot, Then Drifted

Sheriffs rescue 34 people stranded after ice cracks

(Newser) - First-time ice fishers Shane Nelson and Robert Verhagen heard a sound similar to a gunshot, and looked around to see what was up. What was up was that the raft of ice they were fishing on had cracked away from the shore in Green Bay, Wisc., and was drifting away....

66 Ice Fishermen Rescued in Wisconsin

They were stranded after massive crack opened up

(Newser) - More than 60 ice fishermen were rescued in Wisconsin Thursday just before a major storm hit the area. The Coast Guard says helicopters and other rescue assets were called in after the anglers became stranded on floes in Lake Michigan near Sturgeon Bay, NBC reports. "The ice had broken...

Fishing Hooks Cash-Strapped
 Fishing Hooks Cash-Strapped 

Fishing Hooks Cash-Strapped

Growing number of Americans going fishing as times get tougher

(Newser) - The floundering economy means boom times for America's angling industry, Reuters reports. Bait-shop owners say they've had one of the best winters in memory as layoffs and cutbacks give workers a lot more free time to fish. Families are finding a day fishing makes a good alternative to costlier outings—...

Fishermen Return to Thin Ice
 Fishermen Return to Thin Ice  

Fishermen Return to Thin Ice

Warnings averted a major tragedy

(Newser) - Hundreds of ice fisherman were already back on frozen sections of Lake Erie yesterday less than 24 hours after the rescue of 125 fishermen stranded on a drifting ice floe. Some headed to risky areas where currents can create dangerously thin ice, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Experts warned that...

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