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August 25, 2018
This photo was taken on arecent hike to view the new fence stiles built to enable hikers to cross fences on agricultural land. Gary Narum, a longtime LLC volunter, designed the stiles and built them along with other LLC volunteers this past year. (Submitted photo)
NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL COLUMN: Beautiful trails built with volunteer labor
August 25, 2018 - 11:00am
August 24, 2018
This cooler of walleyes and saugers, along with three bags of fish in a refrigerator, were confiscated by DNR Conservation Officer Ben Huener during a recent case on Lake of the Woods in which fishing guide Dennis Neal Anderson was convicted for keeping too many fish while on a guide trip with clients. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo
Lake of the Woods fishing guide sentenced for too many fish
August 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
August 20, 2018
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources asks that hunters avoid shooting research bears marked with distinctively large, colorful ear tags that have radio-collars.
Hunters asked to try to avoid shooting ear-tagged, radio-collared research bears
August 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
August 19, 2018
Some 200 yards of rock and gravel fill material restored access to the Bernard's Orchard Trail in a boggy area of Beltrami Island State Forest. Flooding had made the 2-mile trail basically impassable before repair work was done through a partnership between the Northstar Trail Alliance and the Minnesota DNR. The trail provides connectivity that is crucial to ATV systems. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Connecting the trails in Beltrami forest
August 19, 2018 - 8:18am
August 18, 2018
ABOUT FISHING: Recruiting new anglers: No easy answers
August 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
Bette Seres recently caught this 18-inch largemouth bass on a lindy rig with a nightcrawler. She caught the fish in about 15 feet of water in lake weeds, according to husband Richard. “The weeds she reeled in with the fish weighed as much as the bass did. Thought she really had a whale,” he said.
Anglers are invited to submit photos of keepers during the 2018 open-water fishing season. Email to
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Bette's bass
August 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Black-capped chickadees provide a safety net for migrating songbirds.
BIRDWISE: Meet the flockers
August 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Taking first place in the Aug. 11 Fishing Frenzy were James Eischens and Mike Johnson. (Submitted photo)
Johnson, Eischens win PRFD 5 Alarm Fishing Frenzy
August 18, 2018 - 11:05am
THE BEEHIVE: Welcome back to the beehive
August 18, 2018 - 10:58am
August 17, 2018
Public invited to attend deer open houses
August 17, 2018 - 12:08pm
August 16, 2018
Register by Aug. 22 for Park Rapids firearm safety course
August 16, 2018 - 3:08pm
August 12, 2018
Paxton Buelow of Arvada, Colo. caught and released this 35-inch northern. He used a fire-tiger jig tipped with a leech on the Mantrap chain of lakes, near Nevis. "he had sore wrists and a big smile after a five-minute battle," said Neil Buelow, Paxton's grandfather. (Submitted photo)
Biggest catch, so far
August 12, 2018 - 10:06am
The northern cardinal builds a cup nest in a dense shrub or low tree. (Stock photo)
BIRDWISE: Nest location is important
August 12, 2018 - 10:01am
July 28, 2018
Monarchs have been plentiful this season.
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: Summer of plenty -- for some
July 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
July 24, 2018
The Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday, July 25, 2018, announced specifics of its Minnesota White-tailed Deer Management Plan, which will guide deer management and DNR performance in achieving management goals from 2019 through 2028. Courtesy photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota DNR unveils statewide deer management plan
July 24, 2018 - 4:03pm