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Jake Boyce gathers up Mike and Katelynn Buchanan over a spot near a tall cliff on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, so they can get a look at the remains of the shipwreck Madeira, a schooner-barge that sank near the shore just north of Split Rock Lighthouse in 1905. Bob King / Forum News Service
North Shore tour offers kayakers a glimpse of Split Rock shoreline
14 hours 27 min ago
Elizabeth Vaughn, center, leads a sunset kayak tour past the aerial lift bridge on Saturday, July 8, 2017, on Superior Bay in Duluth, Minn. Vaughn works for The Duluth Experience. The Duluth Experience leads a variety of Kayak tours. Mike Krebs / Forum News Service
A night on the town -- and on the water
14 hours 27 min ago
Jake Boyce (foreground), one of Day Tripper's founders, paddles on Lake Superior with Mike and Katelynn Buchanan of North Vernon, Ind., beneath the rock cliff dominated by Split Rock Lighthouse on the morning of July 19, 2017. Bob King / Forum News Service
Sharing Duluth's outdoor adventures: Tour companies offer visitors guided experiences on trails and on the water
14 hours 27 min ago
July 21, 2017
A Minnesota angler holds a walleye before releasing it. Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will remain closed longer than originally planned because the state has killed too many fish this year, officials said Friday, July 21. File photo / Forum News Service
Walleye fishing on Minnesota's Mille Lacs to remain closed longer
July 21, 2017 - 3:28pm
There are several spots along the Knife River Hiking Trail where hikers can go down to the Knife River and take pictures, fish or just sit and listen to the sounds of the river. Adelle Whitefoot / Forum News Service
Minnesota's 'gem of a trail' hiking through landowner issues
July 21, 2017 - 8:00am
July 14, 2017
A leopard cub nurses from a lioness known as Nosikitok in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Courtesy of Panthera.
Awww. A wild lioness is photographed nursing a baby leopard.
July 14, 2017 - 8:53am
July 10, 2017
A male ruffed grouse drums on its drumming log in the Cloquet, Minn., area. Sean Hall photo
Minnesota ruffed grouse drumming counts up dramatically
July 10, 2017 - 6:56pm
A timber rattlesnake is shown in this photo. A timer rattlesnake was discovered in front of a Red Wing, Minn., family's home in June. Courtesy photo/ Brittany Hauser
Unexpected visitor: Timber rattlesnake finds its way to Minn. family's front steps
July 10, 2017 - 8:51am
July 9, 2017
 Joel Huener of Middle River, Minn., shows off this detailed  brown trout carving that replicates the largest brown trout he's caught on a fly. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Decoy carver gives wood a lifelike touch
July 9, 2017 - 12:19pm
After fishing his way downstream on Wisconsin's Brule River, Duluth's David Zentner paddles back upstream. Zentner, a fly-fisher, often fishes the Brule for trout.
Hallowed 'Hex' hatch holds deeper meaning for some trout anglers
July 9, 2017 - 9:00am
July 8, 2017
Tom Cherveny | Tribune The Veterans Conservation Corps built the Cedar Hill stone staircase near the beach at Sibley State Park.
Building a legacy with bare hands: Conservation Corps Company 1785 shaped Sibley State Park
July 8, 2017 - 8:07am
July 7, 2017
Sam Cook, outdoors reporter
At the river, in the dark, carrying on -- barely
July 7, 2017 - 11:09am
July 6, 2017
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Brad Carlson with the state Department of Natural Resources' Spicer fisheries crew netted this American eel in Cottonwood Lake in Lyon County while conducting a routine fish survey in the shallow lake located miles from the Minnesota River.
American eel found in southwest Minn. lake
July 6, 2017 - 11:15pm
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton fishes Big Sandy Lake north of McGregor, MN Saturday morning. With temperatures in the 30's, the governor was able to catch a walleye, crappie and two perch. The 69th Annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing opener was based at Big Sandy Lake Resort and Lodge. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
No room for Gov. Dayton at the inn, but plenty of room for fish
July 6, 2017 - 7:25pm
July 3, 2017
Tribune file photo 

State Sen. Andrew Lang is the parks director for Renville County. He worked with a Minnesota Conservation Corps crew on a project with Clean Water Land and Legacy funding to improve Renville County's Beaver Falls park shown in this Tribune file photo. He was recently appointed to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Lang gets call to Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
July 3, 2017 - 6:08am
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