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Red Lake ice anglers will see new emphasis on sanitation

Pollution fighters are trying to steer human biowaste and trash off the ice


October 28, 2022

Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Ice fishing season is fast approaching. When anglers arrive at Upper Red Lake, they'll be greeted with reminders and tools for proper disposal of rubbish and human biowaste.

The unofficial kickoff to the ice fishing season at Upper Red Lake is just one month away - long enough for civic organizers to assemble the pieces they've put together for their fight against incoming rubbish.

The local Keep it Clean Committee will stage large dumpsters at four major resorts, plaster signs around the lake and provide 15,000 red toilet bags for anglers who are ill-equipped to properly dispose of human waste.

Since last season's ice-out, the group has raised more than $76,000 to combat a growing volume of trash and biowaste discarded on the ice. The trend, also prominent at Lake of the Woods and Mille Lacs, has coincided with the state's boom in wheelhouse trailers.


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