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June 23, 2019
A rusty patched bumble bee near Burnsville, Minn. (Courtesy of Jill Utrup via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Public Radio)
BLANE KLEMEK OUTDOORS: Let's all help protect the state's bee: The rusty patched bumblebee
June 23, 2019 - 10:10am
Searching for Starry Stonewort: County continues to monitor invasive algae found in five lakes
June 23, 2019 - 7:05am
June 22, 2019
The newly formed Bemidji High School fishing team is competing in its first-ever season this summer. Pictured from left to right are members Logan Sathre, Andrew Lapp, Tyler Simon, Jacob Slough and coach Chris Haley. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Maiden voyage: First-year BHS fishing team committed to growing program
June 22, 2019 - 5:01pm
John Mathisen speaks about the recovery of the bald eagle population during a celebration honoring him and eagles on Saturday in Paul Bunyan Park. Mayor Rita Albrecht declared June 22 as Eagle John Mathisen Day in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
For the birds: Bemidji holds Bird City Celebration
June 22, 2019 - 3:29pm
A pelican soars over the St. Louis River Valley. The largest white pelicans can have wingspans of 10 feet, an overall length of more than 60 inches, and weigh more than 20 pounds. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
June 22, 2019 - 12:10pm
June 21, 2019
BSU anglers take 4th at Bassmaster College event
June 21, 2019 - 6:05pm
Seth Moore, director of biology and environment at the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, attaches a transmitter to a moose. Ron Moen photo
Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population
June 21, 2019 - 11:45am
This bighead carp was captured by the Minnesota DNR on Thursday, June 20, near the Xcel Energy King Power Plant on the St. Croix River in Oak Park Heights. Minnesota DNR photo
More invasive carp confirmed in Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers
June 21, 2019 - 11:14am
Innovative angler Dave Genz says that ice-fishing tactics are just as effective in open water as they are during winter, though you might need to modify your boat a bit for the best results. Steve Hoffman photo
The ‘Holy Boat’ — Ice fishing for summer panfish
June 21, 2019 - 7:45am
June 20, 2019
Bemidji State pair climbs standings at Bassmaster college event
June 20, 2019 - 5:27pm
Ethan Rasset broke his own state record for golden redhorse when he landed this 4-pound, 13-ounce fish from the Otter Tail River in March. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR
Two new state record fish certified in Minnesota
June 20, 2019 - 4:04pm
June 19, 2019
Lukas and Ron Botzek caught these bluegills and crappies on an area lake on June 15. Submitted photo.
FISH TALES: Lukas and Ron Botzek on an area lake
June 19, 2019 - 3:24pm
June 18, 2019
Haiden Blooflat, 3, caught this northern pike on Gull Lake on June 14. It was his first fish ever. Submitted photo.
FISH TALES: Haiden Blooflat on Gull Lake
June 18, 2019 - 3:40pm
June 17, 2019
Austin VanScoy with Mike’s Tree Co. releases an eaglet into a nest on the eastern shore of Pelican Lake north of Merrifield, Minn., on Thursday, June 13. The eaglet fell from the nest and a homeowner worked to have the bird transported to Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation in Garrison, Minn., where it was examined for injury. A volunteer from the organization delivered the bird Thursday. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
June 17, 2019 - 8:05am
June 16, 2019
Baxter resident Jason Fugate holds the unfinished mount of his rare golden bigmouth buffalo fish he bow fished in April. Now at Wild North Taxidermy, the 32.8-pound, 36-inch fish created a lot of attention because of its estimated 100-year age and rarity. Fugate, who struggles with a rare illness, sees the fish as a good sign of things to come in his family’s future. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
The golden fish: Ailing central Minnesota man pulls living symbol of hope out of water
June 16, 2019 - 10:00am