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Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations
Lake Superior lighthouse to be restored
Faith, forgiveness help Minnesota parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
Zoo in Minnesota to raise two more rare snow leopards
Girls on flight to Minneapolis barred for wearing leggings without dresses
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Among fresh faces, Tar Heels make it to Final Four in win over Kentucky
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Derald F. Rolfsmeier
Loren E. Meyer
Ruth O. Jones
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Commentary: Minnesota needs transportation investment
Dave & Vivian Swanson
July 30, 2016
The search for a world-record lake trout
TAZIN LAKE, Sask.—4th quarter. The two minute drill. The final countdown. Whatever the fishing equivalent is, we were facing it on Tazin...
July 30, 2016 - 12:43am
July 25, 2016
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan's great Tazin Lake to...
July 25, 2016 - 6:36pm
July 19, 2016
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's episode of Northland Outdoors TV, we travel to the western Minnesota "lake that speaks" to learn about a...
July 19, 2016 - 1:58pm
June 3, 2016
Among her favorite things
"Raindrops on roses whiskers on kittens'' is the first line of My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music. This rose on a damp Friday morning...
June 3, 2016 - 1:13pm
April 8, 2016
Minnesota DNR reverses live bait ban at Mille Lacs Lake
MILLE LACS LAKE — Walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to use live bait this summer after all. In a surprising turnabout, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday reversed its position on the use of live bait announced last month. Under regulations released...
April 8, 2016 - 12:18am
April 5, 2016
Bear hunting license applications open through May 6
ST. PAUL (Forum News Service) — Applications for Minnesota bear hunting licenses are being accepted now through May 6, wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing license are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236. A total of 3,850 licenses are available...
April 5, 2016 - 5:30am
March 11, 2016
This weekend's 'Minnesota Bound' to feature siblings from Renville
Tune in to this Sunday’s edition of Ron Schara’s “Minnesota Bound’’ on KARE 11 for the chance to see two of this area’s best ice...
March 11, 2016 - 7:36pm
January 1, 2016
Video: Dawn 2016 over Foot Lake
A rose and orange sunrise over Foot Lake in Willmar on Jan. 1, 2016, as captured from the Ridgewater College parking lot east. Official sunrise...
January 1, 2016 - 9:30am
October 18, 2015
Slide show: If you seek a colorful place look about you
The fall of 2015 has been one to bottle and save: warm, colorful and with the exception of a few windy days splendid for outdoor activities....
October 18, 2015 - 11:44am
September 16, 2015
Slide Show: Dogs, deer and ducks at 33rd Prairie Pothole Day
The 33rd annual Prairie Pothole Day at Stoney Ridge Farm, west of New London, annually attracts 3,000-plus visitors. Activities celebrate the...
September 16, 2015 - 8:35am
September 7, 2015
Slide Show: Ending summer at Lake Andrew in Sibley State Park
With the temperature at 86 Sunday afternoon of Labor Day weekend, Lake Andrew provided relief and plenty of fun. A late afternoon downpour dropped...
September 7, 2015 - 8:12am
May 8, 2014
Let’s Go Fishing readies for 13th year
WILLMAR — Governor Mark Dayton and the legions of anglers who will open the 2014 fishing season this weekend aren’t the only the ones eager to get back on the water. Let’s Go Fishing is preparing to launch its 13th year in coming weeks. More than 2,200 volunteers dedicate their...
May 8, 2014 - 11:37pm
Anglers catch all they need to know at new Fish Minnesota website
ST. PAUL — If reading through a 92-page book of regulations is not the homework you want to do before the fishing opener, try this: Minnesota fishing regulations and other helpful information are now available on a new mobile-friendly, easy-to-use Minnesota Department of Natural...
May 8, 2014 - 11:28pm
November 16, 2013
After more than a generation defining what a state park naturalist should be, Dick Clayton prepares to pass torch
For more than a generation, Dick Clayton has defined for us what a park naturalist should be. Soon, it will be someone else’s turn. Dick...
November 16, 2013 - 1:01am
November 8, 2013
Thousands of Minnesota hunters prepare for deer opener
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of blaze-orange-clad Minnesotans are preparing to head to their favorite spot in search of deer as the shotgun season opens. The season starts on Saturday, but festivities to mark the opening weekend are underway. Gov. Mark Dayton was...
November 8, 2013 - 8:58am