With the onset of extreme cold temperatures, many workers in the area are fortunate to have jobs that keep them in a heated building or car, but that is not the case for some workers.
Lee Bundy is the facilities operator for the city of Backus.
Whether singing, strumming or listening, bluegrass fans filled the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River for the Lakes Bluegrass Festival Aug. 21-25.
In all, 15 bands performed 40 shows, and the festival also featured jam sessions and workshops.
With less than three weeks left, a million-dollar question lingers on the minds of fishermen across the state: Will the ice be out in time for the May 11 walleye and northern pike fishing opener?
"My educated guess would be no," said Sgt.