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Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers allowed one walleye starting Dec. 1

Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the fifth season in a row. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, anglers will be allowed to keep one walleye between 21-23 inches or one fish longer than 28 inches.

This winter’s regulation is the same as the last two winter seasons. Winter regulations are set after the DNR completes its annual fall netting assessment. The DNR’s 2020 assessment found that the walleye population has remained relatively stable over the past four years, having rebounded from population lows in 2012 to 2016.

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Anglers reminded of Upper Red Lake walleye regulations change for winter season

Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota are being reminded that the regulations have changed from a four-walleye bag limit to a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed.

Heavy winter fishing over the last four years necessitated more restrictive regulations. Winter angling on Upper Red Lake averaged 1.6 million angler hours with a harvest of 130,000 pounds annually over this period. The bag limit change became effective Nov. 1.

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Strategic Farming 2021: Let’s Talk Crops!

Pull up a chair and join in or bring the conversation with you as you go about your day. Whatever works best for you, we hope you will join us this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around crop production facing Minnesota corn and soybean farmers today. Sessions will be held over Zoom, which can be accessed via your computer, phone or other mobile device, and run from 8:30 to 9:00 am on Wednesdays, January 6 through March 24.

These online sessions will be very informal and open to all interested. Each session will start with a brief presentation (about 10 minutes) by the discussion leaders for the day, followed by 20 minutes of discussion, framed around farmer/participant questions on the topic. Speakers will include researchers and educators from the University of MN and North Central region, as well as area agency personnel. Topics and speakers include:

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Central Lakes College suspends winter sports seasons, continues plans for spring

CLC announced on Monday that it is suspending its men’s and women’s basketball seasons due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The college does, however, remain optimistic about hosting spring sports.

In a statement, Central Lakes College president Hara Charlier said, “The decision to suspend Raider basketball was made after a great deal of conversation and careful consideration of data. COVID-19 infection rates continue to increase throughout our state, our region, and our college community. Unfortunately, the indoor nature of basketball and the challenges associated with competition carry  significant inherent risk. While our players and coaches are committed to following all mitigation protocols, the risk is simply too great. “

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