(Mankato, MN) – Minnesotans age 16 and older are invited to take a kid ice fishing for free this weekend.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend from Saturday, January 19 – Monday, January 21.  Throughout the weekend, any Minnesota resident age 16 and older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing.

“This weekend is a way to encourage anglers to take a kid fishing,” said Jeff Ledermann, education and skills team supervisor with the DNR.

Before heading out with the kids, anglers can check ice conditions on the DNR’s website.

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