It’s early in the season, but on Tuesday, the Beltrami County Sheriffs Office received reports that people fishing on Upper Red Lake had become stranded on the ice. Eleven known people were rescued by Kelliher Fire & Rescue, but there were also reports of
many others being rescued by others. The exact number rescued is unknown. Early cold weather has resulted in the lake beginning to ice over earlier than usual with mixed thickness. Remember… Ice is never 100 percent safe and it is absolutely unsafe this early in the season. Fisherman are being reminded to stay off the unsafe ice. Doing so risk’s the lives of first responders. Don’t put your life and their lives at risk.