Photos from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge's 13th Annual Fishing Challenge
1/3: The Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge choir sings Saturday, June 5, 2021, during the 13th Annual Fishing Challenge at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
2/3: Boats line the shore on Gull Lake Saturday, June 5, 2021, as people seek out the relief from this early heat wave, with temperatures more than 20 degrees higher than normal, by being cooler by the water. Anglers were also participating in the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge's 13th Annual Fishing Challenge at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
3/3: When it's hot, it's time to move the chairs right into the water as people did on Gull Lake Saturday, June 5, 2021, just off the beach at Cragun's Resort near Brainerd. Temperatures set new record highs in the Brainerd area, including 96 degrees reached Saturday. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
The Crosslake Chamber of Commerce will host the Crosslake WinterFest from Feb. 3-5, including the SoupFest, fireworks display and outdoor activities such as snowmobile Radar Runs.
Temperatures will be warmer this weekend, but a breeze is expected for the area.
West-Central Minnesota fishing guide Mike Frisch details his routine on finding and catching mid-winter crappies that roam deep-water basins this time of year.
Nash Hutmacher, a defensive tackle, brings fellow Nebraska Cornhuskers to his home state and as a brand ambassador for Halverson Hunts, offered others the chance to hunt with the football players.