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Launch of miniature canoes highlights River of Dreams watershed education program
June 2, 2019 - 7:48am
GRAND FORKS — They’re flying off the bridge and into the water one by one, more than 80 miniature canoes headed down the Red River, launched...
'Spectacular creatures': Red River Zoo welcomes two Eurasian lynx
April 17, 2019 - 7:06pm
FARGO — They’ve been on the wish list at the Red River Zoo for years. The Eurasian lynx, native to a wide area stretching from north-central...
Minnesota moose holding their own
March 11, 2019 - 5:46pm
DULUTH -- Minnesota’s moose population continues to hold its own, with slightly increased numbers this winter compared to 2018. That was the...
DNR finds zebra mussel larvae in Upper Red Lake
March 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
RED LAKE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake after studying...
Study sheds light on ND deer hunter attitudes
February 23, 2019 - 6:32pm
A majority of archery deer hunters in North Dakota say they’d still prefer to hunt with a gun if they could draw a tag, and women make up 19...
WATCH: Minnesota angler pulls 120-pound sturgeon through ice
February 14, 2019 - 10:50am
A Minnesota man likely will go on record as catching the biggest fish in state history.Darren Troseth of Jordan pulled a 78-inch sturgeon through...
Built in the backyard: Developing hockey players on backyard rinks and ponds is a way of life in the Northland
February 2, 2019 - 4:22pm
DULUTH -- For his book, “Home Ice: Reflections on Backyard Rinks and Frozen Ponds,” noted hockey writer Jack Falla visited Duluth to check...
‘From his hand to yours,’ custom rod builder lands a keeper
December 22, 2018 - 4:16pm
GRAND FORKS — In his quest for the perfect ice fishing rod, Brandon Greene says he never could find one he liked and that fit just right. So,...
DNR: Minnesota wolf population is stable, but survey shows range expanding
September 24, 2018 - 3:08pm
Minnesota's wolf population last winter was down some from the previous winter but statistically unchanged, the state Department of Natural...
Photographer's image of ducklings on Lake Bemidji goes viral, draws national attention
July 25, 2018 - 6:09pm
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Brent Cizek was going to head out early Wednesday, July 25, to snap photos of the merganser ducklings he's been following....
Western ND's Maah Daah Hey Trail offers more than a race
July 17, 2018 - 7:29pm
Embraced by the Lakota Sioux, the turtle symbolizes the virtues of patience, loyalty, determination and steadfastness — and for the runners...
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...
DNR officers at front lines of Minn. wolf depredation complaints
April 18, 2018 - 7:19am
When Jeremy Woinarowicz joined the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a conservation officer in 2004, most of the wolf depredation...
Deer-wolf population dynamics offer fodder for debate in Minnesota
April 15, 2018 - 8:52am
Last fall, a Bemidji-area deer hunter's video was widely circulated on Facebook among Minnesota hunters. In the video, it appeared that about...
Species in Conflict: Minnesota wolf management follows bumpy path on road to recovery
April 15, 2018 - 7:50am
Love them or hate them, few animals evoke stronger emotions than the gray wolf. Iconic without question, a symbol of wild places and revered...