Today's Entertainment

June 03, 2023

The Brainerd Dispatch - Today's Entertainment Magazine

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 0 of 19

June 4 - 10, 2023 Seeing stars William Shatner in "Stars on Mars" Today's Entertainment S E R V I N G T H E B R A I N E R D L A K E S A R E A A N D C E N T R A L M I N N E S O T A S I N C E 1 8 8 1 W E D N E S D A Y , M A Y 1 0 , 2 0 2 3 • $ 2 . 0 0 • U N L O C K D I G I T A L A T B R A I N E R D D I S P A T C H . C O M / A C T I V A T E Mayo Clinic threatens to kill state investments, A9 By Matt Erickson Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd I n just a few short days, anglers will be hitting the open water and dropping a line on Brainerd area lakes for the start of Minnesota's open water fishing season. The good news — area lakes appear to be free of ice or close to it. The bad news — there's a shortage of bait, so anglers will need to search to find what they want or change up their tactics. James Hope, employee at Sportland Bait & Tackle in Nisswa, said bait harvesters for the past couple of years have been getting fewer minnows than they used to and this winter that number decreased even further because of winter kill due to ice and snow on the bait trapping ponds. By Michael Johnson Agweek STAPLES, Minn. — It's quite possible that many anglers will be skunked before they even hit the water for this weekend's Min- nesota fishing opener as live bait supplies are limited, according to bait producer and har- vester, Barry Thoele, of Staples, Minnesota. Thoele blames record breaking winter kill as a major factor hurt- ing bait supplies this spring. But the demise of the bait industry has been coming for years as minnow populations continue to shrink in the wild and in conven- tional farming practic- es that require over- wintering in outdoor ponds, he added. Recent projections by bait dealers estimate a deficit of approx- imately 10,000 gal- lons of golden shiners annually in Minnesota. Bourke able to access the raised at Garfield By Kirsti Marohn MPR News But this marks the first time officials have expanded testing for chemicals beyond Minn. baitfish farms could grow with help of golden shiner project Garfield parent starts conversation about accessible playgrounds Camp ripley to test nearby residents' water for 'forever chemicals' Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Jamie, left, and Lynn Harker fi sh for crappies on Monday on Serpent Lake in Crosby. The father and son pair were searching for panfi sh in the shallows. Most popular bait has been declining in the state BAIT: Page A15 FISHING: Page A14 Contributed / Barry Thoele Examples of golden shiner grown as part of a Minnesota Sea Grant project. Minnesota's fishing opener is only a few days away VOLUME 49 • ISSUE 2 FrIday, May 12, 2023 TO THUrSday, May 18, 2023 COPyrIGHT 2023 P.O. Box 974 Brainerd, MN 56401 800.432.3703 REACHING MORE THAN 20,000 AREA HOMES Echoland - Piper SHOPPER PR SRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 250 Brainerd, MN 56401 ECR WSS Postal Customer A Full Service Grocery & Convenience Store Hwy 371 South, Pine River • 218-587-2488 • Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 6am to 8pm, Sunday 7am-7pm RIBFEST! You can call ahead to reserve yours at 218-587-2488. Please call by Wednesday May 17th. Friday, May 19th | 10am until gone Hot, Fresh from the Grill Ready to Eat Ribs Delicious! Full Rack $15 10am until we run out! MAY 15 MAY 17 MAY 19 MAY 16 MAY 18 MAY 20 MAY 21 U n l o c k d i g i t a l a t p i n e a n d l a ke s . c o m /a c t i v a t e We d n e s d ay, M ay 1 0 , 2 0 2 3 • $ 2 . 0 0 On a roll Patriot softball wins 6 of 7, are now 10-1. Page 19 Try something new! Pine River woman cast in fourth play Page 2 SPREADING ACCEPTANCE By Travis Grimler Photos by Travis Grimler / Echo Journal Brainerd School Board member John Ward talked to students at Eagle View Elementary School in Breezy Point on Friday about kindness while reading the book "Big Al." He read to Nisswa Elementary School classrooms on May 2. By Travis Grimler Echo Journal The lakes area has a jump-start toward green-up — the condi- tions necessary to end the annual spring fire restrictions — thanks to ample snowpack and early precipitation. However, it's not quite time for burning restric- tions to end. Indeed, they are in place for many Minnesota counties, including Crow Wing and Cass counties. "Burning restrictions were just implemented first on Friday (May 5). And they are expected to be on anywhere from a week to two weeks," said Craig Schultz, Back- us team leader with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division. "This year, I think with having received the good snowpack, things have greened up relatively quickly as the snow receded," Schultz said. "We seem to have fair level of near surface moisture conditions. The upper surfaces in the soil BURN: Page 6 Restrictions set in place during the spring green-up Hold off that burn read these donation tips for spring cleaning Former educator, legislator shares his own experiences Our weekly TV publication is just that! Buy an ad in TV Week and get a pickup in the Brainerd Dispatch, PineandLakes Echo Journal or Echoland Shopper. Sound like a great deal? For more details call 218-855-5895 or BOGO? WHO DOESN'T LIKE A Love our Lakes? Check out the Love of the Lakes magazine.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Today's Entertainment - June 03, 2023