The eel-like creature has been a native of Minnesota waters for more than 10,000 years, but it's not everyday you hook one. "I kept on thinking about throwing it back, but when I seen that mouth, I knew it wasn't very good for the fish," Paul DesChene tells WDAY-TV. He caught it on the Buffalo River near Moorhead.
Here's the Minnesota schedule for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
It'll make numerous stops across Minnesota.
Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys
The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.
Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother
An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.
Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis
The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.
Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers
The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.
ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building
It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.
Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years
A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.
MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers
Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified
The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.
Owners of unique bar hope to reel in ice fishers
More than a hundred fish houses sit on the frozen Lake Lida in Otter Tail County and among them is the Ice Hole Bar. WDAY reports it can seat about 20 people and even offers satellite TV. The Ice Hole Bar is open Thursday through Sundays until the end of the season.
Hastings teen reels in 376-pound halibut in Alaska
A 16-year-old girl from Hastings reeled in a huge fish while on vacation in Alaska. The Hastings High School junior and her father fought a massive halibut for about an hour, but were unable to get it out of the water. After measuring the fish, it was determined it weighed at least 375 lb. Of all the halibut measured by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, only 13 have been larger.
Man fishing for crappies reels in 4-foot muskie on Lake of the Woods
Dave Hamilton tells the Duluth News Tribune his 6-pound line "sounded like a banjo string" when he hooked a monster of a muskie. He battled the fish for 15 minutes before he could haul it out of the ice.
Fishing licenses reel in strong sales
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says roughly 531,000 licenses were sold through the Friday before Memorial Day, the Pioneer Press reports. Next year, the price of Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses will increase for the first time in 12 years. License sales help pay for fish stockings and surveillance of lakes.
Mosquitoes attract California researchers to Minnesota
The Land of 10,000 Lakes is apparently the perfect laboratory for testing insect repellant. This summer, some brave volunteers are helping researchers monitor mosquito bites.
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