It's on: Sheriff's office deems ice thick enough for Jaycees fishing contest

Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard measures Gull Lake ice on Hole-In-the-Day Bay Thursday, Jan. 16, in Nisswa. The sheriff checked two places on the lake and came up with 15.5 inches and 17.5 inches of thickness. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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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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