Last year Mother Nature blew up a blizzard to make the Annual Bite the Ice Fishing Tournament exciting. This year the weather should be cold but calmer for the hundreds of anglers expected to descend on the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea on Saturday.
A five-time convicted felon, James Henrikson, 34, of Watford City, remains in custody at the Burleigh County Detention Center in North Dakota on a firearms charge. He was arrested on Jan. 18 after the FBI raided and seized multiple pistols, shotguns and a rifle from his Watford City home.
Drums resounded in the cafeteria of the Edwin Loe Elementary School in New Town as competitors stared intently at the faces of the opposing team, looking for the smallest twitch of an eyelid or quiver of a lip that could betray the thoughts and reveal the whereabouts of the marked bones.
The countdown is on. June will be here before we know it and though there is still a lot to do and we are not ready.... I, for one, am definitely looking forward to some warmer temps! While we are asking, how about some sun for the big celebration? Notice I did not say no rain as I am still a farmer!