Where can I get ice thickness info?
Locally supplied information about ice thickness is usually the best. Bait shops and resorts deal with winter anglers every day and often have the most up-to-date information on how thick the ice is on local lakes as well as any spots that are especially dangerous.
Here is a link to a comprehensive list of bait shops across Minnesota and their telephone numbers. You can search by city name or by the actual name of the shop. Give them a call and ask how ice conditions are, or stop by when you get to town and chat with the experts there.
This is a privately sponsored website and some of the businesses they list may not be in operation. Keep trying until you find one that is or check with Google or try the telephone company’s directory assistance service.
There is a listing of Minnesota resorts at Explore Minnesota Tourism.