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February 19, 2017
t06.28.05  Justin Hayworth    mugCOOK  Mug shot of Sam Cook, outdoor reporter.
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
20 hours 38 min ago
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
21 hours 45 min ago
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
22 hours 45 min ago
February 17, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Mayor Sue Hilgert of Olivia, second from left, makes a point Wednesday in Olivia during a small group discussion at the second public meeting devoted to developing the Minnesota River plan.
Redwood, Renville counties aim to make most of Minnesota River Valley
February 17, 2017 - 5:46am
February 6, 2017
Wild bison destined for Banff National Park are prepared for loading and travel at Elk Island National Park’s bison handling facility in Alberta, Canada in this January 31 handout photo.    Johane Janelle/Parks Canada/Handout via REUTERS
Canada reintroduces bison to its oldest national park
February 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
February 5, 2017
020517.O.DNT.IcefestC1 --  Christian Frasier (red shirt) of Duluth, a member of  the Duluth Climbers Coalition, instructs climbers at the 2016 Ice & Mixed Feset held at Quarry Park in West Duluth. Roberta Laidlaw Schneider photo
Climbing fest to celebrate Duluth's newest park
February 5, 2017 - 2:48pm
020517.C.DNT.SamC2 -- Dogs cross a portion of a North Shore stream where water flows over the ice. The ice often remains safe under the overflow, which will freeze once temperatures drop sufficiently. Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com
Cook: Making tracks up a North Shore stream
February 5, 2017 - 12:47pm
020517.O.DNT.HikeC1 --  Shane Peltonen of Ashland hikes a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail in summer 2016. Peltonen hiked 4,700 miles across eight northern states, finishing Oct. 30. He did most of the hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail. Shane Peltonen photo
The 4,700-mile summer: Wisconsin man's long walk across North Country trail
February 5, 2017 - 8:38am
February 3, 2017
Sprih Harsh rotates the antennae attached to a compass to help track the frequency of collared pheasants on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, east of Virgil, S.D. Matt Gade / Forum News Serviceplay button
University, state team up for 'paramount' S.D. pheasant study
February 3, 2017 - 4:59pm
February 1, 2017
Ryan Anderson gives his lead dogs, Dolce (left) and Heath, a hug and a rub at the end of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Anderson took first place in the race. Bob King / Forum News Service
Unlikely strategy secures Beargrease title: Anderson wins for a third time
February 1, 2017 - 9:14pm
Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader, gives an introduction about Minnesota’s first-ever deer management plan Wednesday during a public engagement meeting held at the Hampton Inn in Bemidji. (Maggi Stivers | Forum News Service)
DNR deer management plan takes first steps
February 1, 2017 - 9:11pm
January 30, 2017
 John Beargrease mid-distance champion Martha Schouweiler (left) watches as her lead dog Normandy licks Patty Prudden at the Trail Center checkpoint Monday. Prudden designed and made the Frank Bishop Lead Dog Award that Schouweiler and Normandy are wearing. The award, named for a late, long-time Beargrease volunteer, is given to the lead dogs of the winning mid-distance and marathon teams. Steve Kuchera / Forum Nes Serviceplay button
'It's because of the dogs'
January 30, 2017 - 11:12pm
January 3, 2017
CWD found in two farm-raised deer north of Brainerd
January 3, 2017 - 9:20pm
December 6, 2016
Tribune file photo 

The 55th annual Willmar Area Bird Count will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 17. It's an opportunity to spot the many different species of birds making their way through the area, or staying put for winter. A cedar waxwing, shown above, is one of the species that may be spotted.
Willmar area bird count to be Dec. 17
December 6, 2016 - 9:45am
December 5, 2016
Amparo Cervantes is part of a workforce at Clarkfield Outdoors helping the company succeed in the highly competitive apparel industry.Improved efficiency and expansion into new markets has helped the western Minnesota manufacturer succeed, says company founder Berdette Schoep.



Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Keeping jobs on the prairie: Clarkfield Outdoors defies odds with American-made apparel
December 5, 2016 - 8:30pm
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