With many kids getting January 20 off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Minnesota DNR is hosting another Take A Kid Ice Fishing Weekend.

Take A Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20 when, according to the Department of Natural Resources, 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.

Special events happening during the weekend include:

  • Lake Bemidji State Park, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Kids 8-15 can come out for an afternoon of ice fishing on Lake Bemidji.
  • Halfmoon Landing near Kellogg, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Equipment and bait provided and space is limited.

The DNR reminds everyone that even with cold temperatures, ice conditions can vary and they can be deceiving.  There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice, so make sure to check local ice conditions before heading out on to a lake or river.

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