We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how cold it is in the Midwest, brutally cold, -50 wind-chill in Bemidji Monday morning. It looks like things are moderating a little today with daytime highs a little closer to zero but still below.

The people of Minnesota take all this in stride by…going ice fishing. Yep the Brainerd MN Jaycees just wrapped up their annual “Ice Fishing Extravganza” on Gull Lake. Over 10,000 people attended and vied for $150,000 in prizes including a new truck. NBC News went to Brainerd and did a great piece on it.