MN anglers stuck on frozen lake for three days
(Upper Red Lake, MN) -- Dozens of ice fishermen trapped on Upper Red Lake in Beltrami County when the blizzard hit on Thursdaywere rescued yesterday
after spending three days in ice houses. KSTP-TV is reporting that as many as 100 anglers in 45 ice houses were stuck on the ice when high winds and drifting snow left them unable to get off the lake. One of those stranded says that snowdrifts between four and seven feet high piled up more quickly than they could be shoveled, and rescuers were unable to reach them because the ice road onto the lake had become impassable. There were no reports of injuries.