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September 8, 2018
While most trees in the area are still green, a few pops of color are visible. Shrubs, like this one west of Park Rapids, turn before trees, according to Park Rapids City Forester Stephanie Pazdernik. (Lorie Skarpness/ Enterprise)
Fall colors starting to show in area
September 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
Smoke and haze from the Bull Draw fire lend an eerie color to the sunlight at about 2 p.m. on Aug. 11. (Photos courtesy of InciWeb)
Local forester helps fight Colorado wildfire
September 8, 2018 - 9:30am
August 17, 2018
Public invited to attend deer open houses
August 17, 2018 - 12:08pm
July 26, 2017
Herbicide treatment to help reforestation efforts in Park Rapids Forestry Administrative Area
July 26, 2017 - 9:02am
July 22, 2017
Mike Parisio, a forester and entomologist at the Bemidji DNR office, shared his parasitoid collection with youngsters. "These are all wild-harvested, tracked down by me with a bug net," he said, pointing to a large wasp with a three-inch tail. "This is the prime specimen here. This is a megarhyssa. That tail right there is the ovipositor. They can use that to bore all the way into the tree to get to larvae."
Itasca State Park celebrates Smokey Bear
July 22, 2017 - 11:11am
July 18, 2017
DNR warns lakeshore property owners equipment to remove aquatic plants illegal
July 18, 2017 - 3:28pm
June 28, 2017
Minnesota's state flower, the Showy Lady's Slipper, was in full beautiful bloom following a brief rain shower Saturday afternoon near Ponsford. (Kevin Cederstrom/Enterprise)
Lady's Slipper in bloom
June 28, 2017 - 3:33pm
June 7, 2017
Join toxic taters for tater talks
June 7, 2017 - 1:40pm
May 27, 2017
Mike Lichter (far left) of the Park Rapids Area DNR Forestry office briefs the crew on the day's operations. (Nicole Vik/Enterprise)
DNR drops trees in Straight River for trout habitat
May 27, 2017 - 8:58am
May 17, 2017
The walleye fishing season opened this weekend and anglers were greeted with warm weather throughout the Park Rapids area, making for an enjoyable opener for many on local lakes. (Submitted photo)
Warm weather opener draws anglers to local lakes
May 17, 2017 - 10:14am
May 10, 2017
“Some seedlings are root-pruned. It actually makes it a little bit easier to plant,” explains Kristina Somes, Badoura's supervisor. Cheryl Carter of Park Rapids has been a root pruner for five years. "You kind of develop a rhythm after awhile," she said. Carter is retired, but was looking for something to do. "You work five, six weeks in the spring and the fall," she said.
Made in Minnesota: Badoura State Tree Nursery helps grow future forests
May 10, 2017 - 9:11am
March 1, 2017
Roxann Eischens and grandson Tyler hold four cubs with the sedated mother black bear on land north of Park Rapids in the Two Inlets area. (Submitted photo)
Cub love: Eischens family gets close look at bear research near Two Inlets
March 1, 2017 - 11:13am
Chris Farden and Butch De La Hunt plot their suggested ORV trail route through the Paul Bunyan State Forest and along County 113, while John Weber looks on. (Photos by Shannon Geisen/Enterprise)
Planning begins for Minnesota's first off-road vehicle trail
February 1, 2017 - 10:44am
January 4, 2017
Enterprise columnist to represent state's walleye anglers at DNR roundtable
January 4, 2017 - 8:49am
December 7, 2016
Brad Parsons, Central Minnesota DNR fishery manager, shares data with the  citizen-agency walleye species workgroup during a recent meeting held in Brainerd. The data pertained to test net results. (Gary Korsgaden/For the Enterprise)
Local anglers benefit from citizen-agency workgroups
December 7, 2016 - 10:47am