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Brad Dokken: Night on the big lake puts wheelhouse craze in focus
January 26, 2019 - 2:50pm
LAKE OF THE WOODS, Minn. -- I fished in a wheeled ice fishing house for the first time last winter, but I’d never stayed in one until last...
As MN state park permit price jumps, sales declined this past summer
December 30, 2018 - 2:14pm
ST. PAUL -- While state officials say it is too early to gauge the impact of a recent park permit hike, fewer Minnesotans bought them this past...
‘It’s never been so extreme’: Climate change has varying effect on wildlife, plant species
December 17, 2018 - 5:42pm
GRAND FORKS — As a fourth-generation resident of Waskish, Minn., on Upper Red Lake, Jonny Petrowske has history on his side when it comes to...
North Dakota outdoors shows provide indoor family fun
November 29, 2018 - 6:30am
Outdoors shows are an ideal way to see, try and even buy the latest boats, RVs, electronics, fishing tackle and other outdoors accessories. With...
Wardens wrestle deer that crashed into Minn. basement
November 28, 2018 - 2:31pm
The call came over their patrol truck radio just before 4 p.m. There was a deer in a house. In a basement, to be exact, and the owners were...
Experienced outdoorsman selected to lead outdoor coverage for Forum Communications
November 7, 2018 - 12:01pm
ALBERTVILLE, Minn. — The former publisher of several nationally recognized fishing publications and websites will lead Forum Communications...
South Dakota's pheasant count jumps 47 percent from 2017
August 27, 2018 - 4:47pm
MITCHELL, S.D.—Here's a bit of a rooster rush. The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department is reporting a 47 percent increase from last...
Quest for a lighter canoe launches boatbuilding venture
August 5, 2018 - 6:00am
GRAND FORKS—Crossing a portage in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness one day more than 20 years ago, Steve Hawthorne decided he...
They’re Minnesota’s lake detectives: Volunteers trying to tame invasive species
June 17, 2018 - 8:42am
MARCELL, Minn. — Steve Long maneuvered his big pontoon boat closer to a patch of weeds on the north side of the Turtle Lake and then held the...
200 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail: As SHT network grows, so does popularity
June 17, 2018 - 6:05am
DULUTH — After our first full day of backpacking along the Superior Hiking Trail, we hunkered down at a campsite along the Beaver River...
Trails offer a variety of hiking and other outdoors opportunities, author says
May 29, 2018 - 7:00am
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Ask Tom Watson to describe a good hiking trail, and he'll say it depends on the person using the trail. There's...
Corps to reconsider access in popular areas around Lake Sakakawea
May 23, 2018 - 9:15pm
WILLISTON, N.D.—All of the sites area fishermen showed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, May 23, made the short list of places...
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
May 10, 2018 - 8:56am
Around a half million anglers will venture out this weekend looking to catch the big one during the Minnesota walleye and pike fishing opene...
Wildlife groups want more cash for conservation
March 29, 2018 - 6:29pm
DULUTH — One-third of wildlife species in the U.S. are at risk of extinction, 40 percent of the nation's freshwater fish are now rare or...
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
February 21, 2018 - 11:42am
WADENA, Minn.—If you lived in one of the Scandinavian countries during the winter a century ago, there is a very good chance you not only...