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Community members discuss Red Lake constitutional reform
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MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers learned lots from sweep at North Dakota
CROSS COUNTRY: BHS boys repeat as Section 8AA champs, Hamrin headed back too
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TENNIS: BHS junior Kelm still alive in Class AA singles consolation bracket
AREA VOLLEYBALL: Blackduck, K-N, CL-B lose in 8A playoffs
Helen Elizabeth Tindell
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Danielle Taylor Rivera
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
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Johnson anniversary celebration
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November 23, 2013
‘Not bad for either of us’ — 93-year-old Shevlin man takes down doe with 146-year-old rifle
CLEARWATER COUNTY — A 93-year-old rural Shevlin man had a successful hunt a couple of weeks ago. And while his age certainly is notable, it’s...
November 23, 2013 - 11:45pm
November 8, 2013
After years of too many deer, the pendulum has swung back toward rebuilding whitetail herds in many parts of Minnesota
Brad Dokken Forum News Service Think of it in sports terms, and it’s a rebuilding season for Minnesota’s deer herd in most parts...
November 8, 2013 - 12:16am
November 7, 2013
Lake Bemidji State Park open to visitors, deer hunters
BEMIDJI — During the special resource management deer hunt on Nov. 9-12, Lake Bemidji State Park will remain open but visitors are advised to wear blaze orange if they visit while the hunt is in progress. Some blaze orange vests and ball caps will be available to borrow at the park...
November 7, 2013 - 2:09pm
October 26, 2013
Deer hunting guide: Deer, wildlife adapt to spring forest fires in Park Rapids area
PARK RAPIDS — In April a forest fire blazed through 7,100 acres south of Park Rapids. The fire destroyed a handful of buildings and altered the natural landscape and the animals that called that landscape home. What was once deciduous and coniferous forest is now dominated by...
October 26, 2013 - 2:20pm
Deer hunting guide: Winter probably affected Grand Rapids area deer herd
GRAND RAPIDS — Deer, especially northern Minnesota deer, are adaptable animals. Because of where and how they live, a deer that doesn’t adapt is a deer that doesn’t survive. Last winter the deer in north-central Minnesota were forced to adapt to a winter that seemingly would...
October 26, 2013 - 2:17pm
Deer hunting guide: Roller-coaster ride continues for Bemidji area deer management
BEMIDJI — Managing a deer population is not an exact science. Different people have different ideas regarding how many deer are enough and how many deer are too many And, when you complicate the picture by including private agricultural land and dense public forest areas, the scene...
October 26, 2013 - 2:05pm
Deer hunting guide: Later opener could provide more opportunities
The calendar dates for the opening weekend of the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season can vary. Last year opening day was early as hunters headed to their stands on Nov. 3. This fall, however, opening day has been pushed back a week to Nov. 9 and hunters could reap the benefits...
October 26, 2013 - 2:02pm
Deer hunting guide: Vollbrecht enjoys being in the field
BEMIDJI — Brice Vollbrecht loves being outdoors and that is a good thing because the duties of his profession dictate that staying inside is...
October 26, 2013 - 1:59pm
October 24, 2013
Bemidji area refuges closed to hunting during deer season
BEMIDJI — Small game hunting is closed from Nov. 8-24 on the Bemidji State Game Refuge in Beltrami County and Nov. 8-17 on the Paul Bunyan State Game Refuge in Hubbard County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Incorrect dates are listed on page 105 of the 2013...
October 24, 2013 - 3:34pm
October 18, 2013
12 deer taken in season's 1st youth deer hunts
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Wet, windy weather made it challenging for participants in Camp Ripley's 12th annual archery deer hunt for youth. The hunt drew 137 hunters to the Camp Ripley military reservation last weekend, while 13 other young people hunted next door at...
October 18, 2013 - 9:31am
October 12, 2013
Panelists at Duluth symposium debate wolf hunt
John Lundy Forum News Service DULUTH — A debate on hunting and trapping wolves, held Saturday as part of this weekend’s International Wolf Symposium in Duluth, took an almost philosophical turn at times. "Science doesn’t give us permission to do anything," said...
October 12, 2013 - 10:20pm
Hunting fatalities drop through decades in Minnesota, but dangers remain
Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service NEVIS — The number of fatal hunting accidents in Minnesota has dropped dramatically over the past 50 years, averaging fewer than three per year since 1990, and waterfowl hunting fatalities like the one that claimed the life of a 23-year-old...
October 12, 2013 - 12:31am
October 10, 2013
Federal lands closed to Minnesota pheasant hunters
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota pheasant hunters will find less land available when the season opens Saturday. Due to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has closed 13 national wildlife refuges and eight wetland management districts in...
October 10, 2013 - 9:20am
October 7, 2013
Demand for Minnesota wolf hunt licenses drops by half
Forum News Service The allure of shooting or trapping a wolf in Minnesota may be declining. Applications for Minnesota’s wolf hunting...
October 7, 2013 - 9:20am
October 3, 2013
Lake Bemidji State Park will be open during special hunts
BEMIDJI — Special hunts to prevent overpopulation of deer and protect resources will take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks, including Lake Bemidji, and access to the parks will vary during these hunts. Some parks will remain open to all visitors, some will have...
October 3, 2013 - 2:57pm