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LAKE OF THE WOODS

St. Louis County's flood response is moving into “recovery mode."
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First it was the COVID-19 pandemic, now it's flooding that has dried up another summer season at Jake's Northwest Angle Resort on Lake of the Woods.
Photos from Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake show just how bad things are getting on the massive border waters that straddle the U.S.-Canada border in northern Minnesota.
It’s a mess, the result of a late snowmelt after a winter of heavy snow in the border country and record or near-record precipitation the past two months across the watershed.

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The Rainy River watershed is overflowing from Lake Vermilion to Lake of the Woods, with flood records possible.
Upper Red Lake and Lower Red Lake also were ice-free Tuesday, according to satellite imagery and DNR reports.
Lake of the Woods has risen by 25 inches since early April, the Lake of the Woods Control Board said.
"We should have most of the bait shops in good shape by the opener," wholesaler says.
As of Monday, only a sliver of open water was visible down the middle of the Rainy River at Franz Jevne State Park.
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Ewing embarked on the 24-hour marathon snowmobile ride as a fundraiser to help send underprivileged kids to Bible camp.

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Telle, a longtime Warroad educator, lifelong hunter and angler, and fishing guide, died Sunday, March 13 at age 90.
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Nothing came easy during a recent 45-mile snowmobile trek across Lake of the Woods from Warroad, Minnesota, to Oak Island.
In a text message Friday morning, Brett Alsleben of Points North Services said they are trying to get the road back open by the end of the weekend.

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