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September 16, 2018
Leaves are beginning to change color in the canopy of trees leading into Lake Bemidji State Park. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Color is coming: Explore Minnesota wants you to get outside and see peak fall colors
September 16, 2018 - 7:50am
North Dakota's spring duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, and the fall flight is expected to be up 12 percent, the Game and Fish Department reported. Duck season opens Saturday, Sept. 22, in Minnesota and in North Dakota for resident hunters. Nonresident hunters can hunt waterfowl in North Dakota beginning Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Waterfowl preview: Duck numbers look good despite dry conditions
September 16, 2018 - 6:15am
September 11, 2018
All's well that ends well, and the bear makes a beeline for freedom Friday, Sept. 7, after being freed from a 10-gallon metal cream can northwest of Roseau, Minn. Minnesota DNR via Dawn Knutson
Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with Jaws of Life has happy ending
September 11, 2018 - 11:12am
September 9, 2018
The Karner blue butterfly is listed as an Endangered species in Minnesota and wherever else it is found. (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Image Library)
Species at risk: Whether obscure or high-profile, decline in any native species is cause for concern, experts say
September 9, 2018 - 6:17am
A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's 2018 ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 15. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Minnesota ruffed grouse outlook tough to predict
September 9, 2018 - 6:01am
September 8, 2018
Coming ashore with a canoe full of rice near Green’s Point on the Mississippi River after ricing Wednesday, Sept. 5, Tim, left, and George Hanson prepare to begin the process of bagging the rice for processing. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Wild ricing weathers poor season after torrential rainfall
September 8, 2018 - 4:39pm
September 5, 2018
Youth Waterfowl Day is Saturday
September 5, 2018 - 7:14pm
Deer lottery application deadline Sept. 6
September 5, 2018 - 7:12pm
August 30, 2018
Starry stonewort invasive algae. Forum News Service file photo
Volunteers search 187 Minnesota lakes, find only one with invasive algae
August 30, 2018 - 4:26pm
August 26, 2018
Brad Dokken
Commentary: Wishing for rain as fall approaches
August 26, 2018 - 1:10pm
August 24, 2018
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Nude dudes make waves mooning pontoons on north-central Minnesota lake
August 24, 2018 - 7:56pm
This cooler of walleyes and saugers, along with three bags of fish in a refrigerator, were confiscated by DNR Conservation Officer Ben Huener during a recent case on Lake of the Woods in which fishing guide Dennis Neal Anderson was convicted for keeping too many fish while on a guide trip with clients. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo
Lake of the Woods fishing guide sentenced for too many fish
August 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
August 22, 2018
Kristin Majkrzak, right, takes a break from her bike ride Wednesday on the newly remodeled bridge over the Mississippi River on the east side of Lake Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Back open for biking: Popular Mississippi River bridge reopens
August 22, 2018 - 5:33pm
A cluster of zebra mussels sits on a navagation buoy that was pulled from Lake Superior by the USCG Cutter Alder. (2006 file photo / Forum News Service)
Zebra mussels confirmed in Otter Tail and Kandiyohi counties
August 22, 2018 - 11:05am
Proposed panfish regulations for Hubbard County lakes
August 22, 2018 - 11:00am