Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Jan. 23, 2017

Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake Jan. 28

BAXTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter slow or stopped traffic on both directions of Highway 371 between Brainerd/Baxter and Nisswa as the road is reduced to a single lane and flaggers control traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

The closures are needed to accommodate increased traffic and shuttle buses for the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Hole in the Day Bay on Gull Lake.

Fishing contest participants and spectators are encouraged to use the two shuttle bus service locations. The shuttle services are located at Brainerd International Raceway, just north of Baxter, and at the temporary parking lot at Highway 371 and the north junction of Crow Wing County Road 77 in Nisswa. The buses will run from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.

The Minnesota State Patrol will provide increased patrols and DWI enforcement to support local law enforcement agencies throughout the event.

Motorists are urged to slow down, use caution and be prepared to stop as they navigate the area.

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