Richmond man is snowmobile safety instructor of the year

Charles Reichert has been a snowmobile safety instructor for nearly 30 years Charles Reichert of Richmond has been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Snowmobile Instructor of the Year for 2020. During his 28 years as a volunteer instructor, Reichert has provided safety training for about 1,500 students – or roughly the population…

Minnesota’s fishing opener is May 15 this year

Take a Mom Fishing Weekend is the weekend before fishing opener Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen,…

Ducks Unlimited Banquet, May 1

On Saturday, May 1, the 14th DU Banquet will be held at Powder Ridge. Registrations will be available through email and regular mail. The easiest method is the online registration. Go to https://ducksunlimited.myeventscenter/event/Maine-Prairie-Ducks–Unlimited-Kimball-46929. Safe COVID-19 practices will be followed. If you need a registration form call Bill Liedman at (320) 492-6845. DU is all about…

Swinging Country Band coming to Litchfield

Grand Ole Opry Show The Litchfield Opera House presents the Swinging Country Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in Litchfield at 136 N. Mashall Ave. Tickets are available for $12 at the door.

Turkey hunting licenses on sale now

Turkey hunters can now buy their licenses for the spring 2021 season. Licenses may be purchased online at, by telephone at (888) 665-4236, or in-person wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Hunters can hunt statewide and buy licenses for any time period (A-F) over the counter. For research purposes, license agents will be…

DNR seeks input on potential waterfowl hunting changes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input as it updates the state’s waterfowl hunting regulations. As a first step, the DNR is asking people to comment on potential changes that could alter seasons and create additional opportunities to hunt waterfowl. A summary of these potential changes and a questionnaire that seeks input…

Come, snowshoe or skate in Willow Creek Park

Not only has the City of Kimball (with help from a small army of volunteers) been busy cleaning up trails inside Willow Creek Park this past year, but they’ve now added snowshoes to the park. They’re free to “borrow” to use in the park, thanks to the idea from city clerk Nicole Pilarski and a…

Minnesotans fish free with kids Jan. 16-18

Take proper precautions on the ice Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18. During that time, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing. 

Towed fish house breaks through thin ice

At about 12:07 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, Stearns County Deputies were dispatched to Big Watab Lake in Collegeville Township for a fish house that went through the ice. It was reported there were no people inside, and no one went into the water. 

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