Inside the Outdoors: Ice once meant much more than just recreation

Just four months ago, on the last weekend of the 2020 waterfowl hunting season here—the first weekend of December—this big, deep lake officially iced over. Returning to the landing following an afternoon spent without firing a shot—a trio of tundra swans being the only birds to fly over the decoys—random sheets of ice crystals could be heard scraping against the boat’s hull, sending a clear message. After a still night, first light showed that the deal had been sealed; ice covered the lake virtually from shore to shore.

Over these last four months the lake has been busy with the

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Blackburn questions ICE, DHS on spending $86.9M on hotels for migrants

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn is demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday over the $86.9 million the agencies are spending to house more than 1,200 migrant families in hotel rooms.

The Biden administration, earlier this month, awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.


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Extreme places: A night in an ice hotel | DW Travel | DW

A visit to an ice hotel isn’t exactly the first choice if you prefer to spend your holidays under palm trees in warmer climes. But if you can manage to overcome your fear of freezing, you’ll be rewarded with a unique natural experience. Visitors to this hotel spend the night amid ice and snow around 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) north of the Arctic Circle, in the Swedish locality of Jukkasjärvi.

Ice-cold experience: A night in the Icehotel

DW reporter Hendrik Welling found out what that feels like. For the “Europe to the Maxx” in DW’s magazine “Euromaxx,” he regularly

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Barcelona | Transfer Market: Junior departure put on ice

Barcelona | Transfer Market Likely to stay in January


Barcelona are hoping to have a few incomings and a few departures during this January transfer window, but one player who is set to remain at the Camp Nou is Junior Firpo.

Carles Alena has already made his way out of the club, joining Getafe on loan until the end of the season, and the Blaugrana are looking to push some other players towards the exit door, too.

Yet, despite Granada coming in with an enquiry for Junior, in general the offers for the left-back have not met

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