The 30th annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is a go.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office measured 15.5 inches of ice in the center of Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake Thursday, Jan. 16, ahead of the contest, scheduled Saturday, Jan. 25. The northwest corner of the bay measured about 17.5 inches, prompting Sheriff Scott Goddard to issue the permit for the contest.

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