Annual Eelpout Festival becoming a rite of spring
Lakes in the Bemidji area lost a lot of snow cover this past week after several days with above-normal temperatures as high as the low 50s.
The melting snow created some sloppy ice conditions on the lakes. Some accesses are already beginning to break-up, especially heavily used accesses on the north and west shores of lakes which are most directly exposed to the afternoon sun.
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