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March 5, 2017
t09.22.2015 -- Sam Cook -- cookBRULE0927c2 -- After fishing his way downstream Tuesday on Wisconsin's Brule River, Duluth's David Zentner paddles back upstream. Zentner, a fly-fisher, often fishes the Brule for trout.
Conservation advocacy born from immersion in outdoors
March 5, 2017 - 4:43pm
Deer in both North Dakota and northwest Minnesota endured cold and deep snow to start the winter, but conditions improved with the arrival of warmer temperatures in January and February. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Winter may not have been so harsh for wildlife
March 5, 2017 - 2:18pm
Hallaway Hill is a popular hiking destination at Maplewood State Park each fall in Minnesota's Otter Tail County. The view overlooks two lakes and countless maples. Submitted photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Dokken: Time to pony up for Minnesota's state parks
March 5, 2017 - 10:23am
Minn. pike regs stay same for 2017
March 5, 2017 - 8:01am
March 2, 2017
Roxann Eischens and grandson Tyler hold four cubs with the sedated mother black bear on land north of Park Rapids, Minn., in the Two Inlets area. Submitted photo.
Minnesota family reports black bear den, helps DNR with research
March 2, 2017 - 3:35pm
A Minnesota DNR employee removes lymph nodes from a white-tailed deer at a registration station to test for chronic wasting disease. Minnesota DNR photo.
No chronic wasting disease in latest test results: Herds in Brainerd and Mountain Iron released from quarantine
March 2, 2017 - 9:43am
March 1, 2017
A study by University of Minnesota researchers has found out why diverse forests grow better and faster than single-species plantations. It has to do with shapes and how the trees fit in with each other as they seek sunlight. Forum News Service file photo
Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster
March 1, 2017 - 9:29pm
February 28, 2017
Devil's Kettle Falls is located along the Brule River at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, near Hovland on Minnesota's North Shore. Researchers are working to figure out where the water that falls into the "kettle" (at left) re-emerges. Minnesota DNR file photoplay button
Mystery of Minnesota North Shore waterfalls may be solved
February 28, 2017 - 10:21pm
February 26, 2017
A mourning dove sits in a tree. Photo by Laura Erickson / Special to Forum News Service
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
A white-tailed buck pauses in the woods on a fall morning. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with the public's help, is developing a deer management plan. DNR officials held a meeting in Duluth on Wednesday night to get input on deer management issues. Forum News Service file photo
Duluth group sounds off about deer management preferences
February 26, 2017 - 7:00am
February 25, 2017
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
February 25, 2017 - 10:17am
February 21, 2017
Unsafe ice forces cancellation of Kids Perch Jerk on Lake Winnibigoshish
February 21, 2017 - 12:43pm
February 19, 2017
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Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
February 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
February 19, 2017 - 12:28pm
Before dawn on Monday, Feb. 13, Caleb Utyro of Superior casts his fishing line into Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River northeast of Duluth. He was among many anglers fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout that morning. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
February 19, 2017 - 11:27am
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