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February 13, 2017
Eelpout Festival organizers object to vehicle restrictions
BEMIDJI—Organizers of this year's International Eelpout Festival butted heads with the Cass County Sheriff's Office on Monday after the...
February 13, 2017 - 7:48pm
February 8, 2017
Cass County Board: Policy set for Eelpout Festival cleanup
WALKER—Whatever people leave on frozen lake ice in the winter ends up at the bottom of the lake the next summer. With this in mind, Cass County...
February 8, 2017 - 1:43pm
March 17, 2016
Cass County Board: Commissioners updated on Eelpout Festival cleanup, storm
BACKUS — Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported to the county board Tuesday Sentence to Service inmate crews and sheriff's deputies picked up 900 pounds of trash from Leech Lake over three days following Eelpout Festival earlier this month. The Sentence to Service crews spent 42...
March 17, 2016 - 10:05am
February 19, 2016
PHOTO GALLERY/VIDEO: Eelpout Festival in Walker
The 37th annual Eelpout Festival in Walker started on Thursday and continues through Sunday on Leech Lake. More than 11,000 people are expected...
February 19, 2016 - 7:16pm
The origins of eelpoutin': Small gathering has evolved into massive winter festival
WALKER—Ken Bresley remembers the first Eelpout Festival starting out as a joke, with a few friends getting together, going to the liquor...
February 19, 2016 - 6:42pm
February 10, 2016
Eelpout Festival vehicle restrictions announced
WALKER—The Cass County Sheriff's Office announces Eelpout Festival restrictions and information for the event scheduled Feb. 18-21. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports ice conditions have created a concern for public safety during the festival due to a large volume of vehicle...
February 10, 2016 - 10:25am
January 30, 2016
Annual International Eelpout Festival in Walker set for Feb. 18-21
WALKER -- The 37th annual International Eelpout Festival will take place Feb. 18 - 21 in Walker. The festival will include the Chase the Pout Games, which will include pout curling, eelpout beer pong, eelpout rugby, polar pout plunge and eelpout weigh in. For more information visit,...
January 30, 2016 - 4:06pm
February 20, 2015
Eelpout underway in Walker
The annual Eelpout Festival got underway in Walker, Minn., on Friday. The tournament and all the associated fun continues throughout the weekend....
February 20, 2015 - 6:57pm
February 19, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Poutin’ time: 35th annual Eelpout Festival starts Friday
The 35th annual Eelpout Festival begins Friday on Walker Bay of Leech Lake and runs through Sunday. The festivities are headquartered in City Park in Walker, but the huge number of participants spills over into the motels and restaurants in Bemidji and other surrounding communities....
February 19, 2015 - 2:37pm
February 26, 2014
‘Eventful’ Eelpout festival in 2014
WALKER -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office described the 35th Annual Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake as, “safe, yet eventful for local law enforcement.” In a press release the sheriff’s office said there were a total of 69 Eelpout related incidents including: medical calls,...
February 26, 2014 - 3:44pm
February 22, 2014
Walker festival celebrates eelpout
Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer Caleb Gavic, Minneapolis, impressed the crowd at the 33rd Annual Eelpout Festival in Walker using his FlyBoard...
February 22, 2014 - 11:49pm