Bob on iceEvery Thursday at 8:10, we talk Minnesota tourism with Chuck Lennon from ExploreMinnesota.com.  We also give away a $50 gas card from JM Speedstop Gas & Goods, so you can Explore Minnesota, and take a Trip on a Tankful.

Today's conversation centered around winter destinations - including Lanesboro in southeastern Minnesota and Stillwater.  Both communities share the same quaintness and welcoming atmosphere, and have GREAT bed & breakfast inns.

With the snow that is supposedly on its way, ANYWHERE in Minnesota is a great place to visit! Check out events & destinations, and SAVE on accommodations at ExploreMinnesota.com.

When we went In the Outdoors with Jerry Carlson at 8:35, Jerry's special guest was Jason Mitchell, whose TV show is based out of Devil's Lake, North Dakota.

An important takeaway from our conversation, ice safety needs to be everyone's concern right now - IT IS JUST TOO EARLY TO BE SAFE ON THE ICE!

The St. Paul Ice Show is this weekend at River Center in St. Paul - Jason will be there, demonstrating his ice fishing rods - so we discussed gear & getting ready for ice fishing.  Also - get your one-of-a-kind ice fishing trip to Devil's Lake scheduled ASAP - go to PerchPatrol.com. It is VERY cool - you take the train from St. Cloud, they feed you well, treat you like a king, and you CATCH FISH!  Jerry & I are going to the Ice Show tomorrow, and I'll have a full report for you.

This Saturday, there is a really cool event at the Lake George Municipal Complex, starting at 10 AM.
It is the first meeting of The Outdoor Club, sponsored by St. Cloud Recreation and Simply Outdoor Experiences.  You can learn a variety of outdoor skills, taught by professionals. Learn winter survival techniques, Nordic skiing, ice fishing skills, orienteering, and a LOT more!  The annual registration fee is $25.  Phone 650-3053 for more information.