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May 6, 2018
Tim Wagner, owner of Hi-Banks Resort on Fish Lake, feels optimistic that the ice will be off the lake and his docks in the water by the time of the fishing opener. By midweek, the ice was already pulling away from the shore. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
All eyes on the ice: Rapid ice melt in recent days may save opener
May 6, 2018 - 6:00am
May 2, 2018
Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams
F-M diversion permit decision delayed for environmental review, but federal judge OKs work on two related flood projects
May 2, 2018 - 8:24pm
May 1, 2018
A fire that broke out Sunday evening northwest of Greenbush, Minn., had burned about 4,000 acres of grass and brushland habitat. Fire departments from Lancaster, Hallock, Lake Bronson and Greenbush, along with teams from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, have been working to control the fire. (Photo/ Shawn Olsen, Minnesota DNR)
4,000-acre northern Minnesota wildfire is 90 percent contained
May 1, 2018 - 12:28pm
April 30, 2018
DNR issues open burning restrictions
April 30, 2018 - 4:05pm
April 25, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Bemidji Fire Department have listed the Bemidji are in a "very high" fire danger rating for Wednesday. (Bemidji Fire Department)
Fire danger 'very high' in area
April 25, 2018 - 11:48am
April 24, 2018
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
April 24, 2018 - 8:08pm
April 22, 2018
Bucks such as this wide-racked whitetail will be the topic of a deer management meeting on Tuesday, April 24, at Bemidji City Hall. Pioneer file photo.
Taking aim at deer management: DNR to hold meeting Tuesday in Bemidji
April 22, 2018 - 7:29am
Brad Dokken
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
April 22, 2018 - 7:20am
Dan Wilfond, a fisheries specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at French River, holds a 63.7-inch, 70-pound female lake sturgeon during DNR sampling on the St. Louis River in April last year. The fish was fitted with an acoustic transmitter, and its movements are being monitored as part of an ongoing study by several agencies. (Minnesota DNR photo)
Sturgeon solutions: Biologists seek reasons for lack of fish’s reproduction on St. Louis River
April 22, 2018 - 6:05am
April 18, 2018
Stuart Bensen of Erskine, Minn., retired conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
DNR officers at front lines of Minn. wolf depredation complaints
April 18, 2018 - 7:19am
April 16, 2018
Randy Coffield's cow licks her calf March 14, 2018, at the rancher's home near Lake Bronson, Minn. The Kittson County Sheriff's Office confirmed 21 cattle deaths by wolves last year. April Baumgarten / Forum News Service
Wolf-related cattle losses a major concern for northwest Minnesota ranchers
April 16, 2018 - 7:55am
April 15, 2018
Species in Conflict: Minnesota wolf management follows bumpy path on road to recovery
April 15, 2018 - 7:50am
April 13, 2018
The ice left area lakes just in the nick of time for the 2013 fishing opener, but cold temps and a northwest gale made for rough fishing.  Jason Amiot, left, of Big Lake and his father Ed Amiot of Walker bring their boat back to shore on Norway Lake on the opening morning. West Central Tribune file photo
Ice out taking its sweet time
April 13, 2018 - 4:59pm
April 9, 2018
Some Canada geese enjoy a swim on Monday in the open water near the river between lakes Bemidji and Irving. The winter weather has caused local lake ice to hang around longer than normal. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
Lake ice lingers: Winter-like weather causes ice to hang on longer than normal this spring
April 9, 2018 - 5:28pm
April 5, 2018
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Senior Climatologist Kenneth Blumenfeld talks about climate change, history and projections with his “Climate Chaos in Minnesota” presentation at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday, April 4. (Steve Kohls / Forum News Service)play button
'Warmer,' 'wetter,' 'extreme rainfall' trending in Minnesota: Climate change presentation at CLC raises concerns
April 5, 2018 - 3:24pm
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