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January 22, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources-owned fire tower, which closed to the public last year, was built in 1934. In 2017, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Forum News Service photo
County looks to acquire historic fire tower overlooking northern Minn. forests
January 22, 2018 - 9:52pm
January 19, 2018
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
January 19, 2018 - 6:57pm
January 18, 2018
Coyotes are often mistaken for wolves in this part of the Minnesota. This graphic shows the differences in sizes between the two animals. Graphic courtesy of the International Wolf Center
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
January 18, 2018 - 2:01pm
January 7, 2018
Volunteers are needed to trek into the woods later this winter to look for spruce grouse fecal pellets, which are typically long, skinny and greenish black. Minnesota DNR photo.
Volunteers needed to count spruce grouse poop
January 7, 2018 - 7:25am
December 27, 2017
DNR warns of inconsistent ice thickness
December 27, 2017 - 5:48pm
December 21, 2017
William Vagts of Isabella re-enacts the moment when he got down on one knee and grabbed the bear around the neck moments before it would have eaten his corgie Darla. Darla (far left) watches warily from the steps Wednesday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. man recounts how he saved his dog from black bear
December 21, 2017 - 4:50pm
December 20, 2017
Zebra mussels are small, fingernail-sized animals that attach to solid surfaces in water.   Forum News Service file photo
Minn. lakes survey shows frustration with DNR
December 20, 2017 - 4:39pm
December 4, 2017
Isle Royale was down to just two wolves in the winter of 2016-17, when this photo was taken. Now, trail cameras appear to show just one wolf remains as the National Park Service nears a final decision on when to bring new wolves to the island. Courtesy photo / Michigan Technological University
Park Service nearing decision on Isle Royale wolves
December 4, 2017 - 6:35pm
November 30, 2017
Know your ice before venturing out on the lakes
November 30, 2017 - 5:09pm
November 29, 2017
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NWS warns of fire danger in central Minn. lakes area
November 29, 2017 - 4:46pm
November 28, 2017
Staked and frozen into the shallow water of North Long Lake in front of Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center, the bog will spend the winter on the swimming beach at the Merrifield camp. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Bog on North Long near Brainerd to remain in place for winter
November 28, 2017 - 10:09pm
November 19, 2017
Greg Kessler, wildlife biologist at Brule for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, says he misses the one-on-one contact with hunters during deer season now that hunters register their deer online. Greg Kessler photo
With online registration of deer, Wisconsin DNR biologist misses hunter interaction
November 19, 2017 - 6:01am
November 15, 2017
Zebra mussels attached to a stick pulled out of an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR is ending grants to local entities that have helped pay for aquatic invasive species inspections and education, citing a lack of funding. Forum News Service file photo
DNR ends invasive-species grants citing budget crunch
November 15, 2017 - 6:49pm
November 3, 2017
Tim Mahoney
ND, Minn. flood diversion litigants pause lawsuit while task force seeks compromise
November 3, 2017 - 6:54pm
October 29, 2017
Most deer hunters would be happy to see a buck like this come walking by during Minnesota's firearms deer season, which opens Saturday and continues through Nov. 19. This photo was taken with a trail camera placed by Sean Hall of Cloquet, Minn.
Minnesota firearms deer hunters hope to see more bucks this fall
October 29, 2017 - 6:01am