Jeff Drexler built his first fish house in 1997 at the request of a dealer selling the backyard storage sheds he was manufacturing at the time. Montevideo-based Ice Castle now produces 50 different models of its popular RV/fish wheelhouses, and demand continues to grow.
The story of how the owners of Montevideo's Millennium Theater responded to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was held up as an example for small businesses in the state during a Small Business Administration-sponsored roundtable.
Five health care centers in Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Swift counties are working together to ready the former Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton to hold 559 coronavirus patients. The facility should be ready for its first patients by Monday, and current projections indicate as many as 559 beds will be needed 55 days later
Matt Pipp of Bemidji caught the biggest fish and won a $10,000 prize in the Ice Castle Classic on Saturday. Derek Kaelke of New London did better as runner up, taking home an Ice Castle fish house valued at $27,000