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August 13, 2017
A group of pheasant hunters pauses to water their dogs during a western Minnesota pheasant hunt. Minnesota hunter numbers were down last year compared to 2015. (Forum News Service file photo)
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
August 13, 2017 - 6:00am
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
August 6, 2017
DNR expands Minn. deer season opportunities
August 6, 2017 - 11:10am
Troy Lindner of Lindner Media Productions is an organizer of the Fishing Careers Workshop set for Oct. 28 at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, Minn. (Photo/Lindner Media Productions)
Dokken: Lindner workshop to focus on fishing careers
August 6, 2017 - 9:09am
The iconic symbol of the wilderness
August 6, 2017 - 7:25am
August 4, 2017
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Pup tent: On the trail with the yellow dog
August 4, 2017 - 9:02am
July 31, 2017
Alpine Factory owner Jessica Parcheta helps Henry Schwartz, 12, with his form on the fast moving slope on July 6, 2017 at Alpine Factory in Arden Hills, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Minnesota skiers defy summer heat on giant indoor treadmill — complete with fake snow
July 31, 2017 - 12:53pm
July 30, 2017
A fast-moving thunderstorm forced the pilots of two floatplanes to land and return to the dock shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, July 17 at Shining Falls Lodge in eastern Manitoba. The planes were back in the air less than an hour later. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Dokken: Another floatplane adventure
July 30, 2017 - 3:32pm
Eric Tofte of Grand Marais moves along the shore of a North Shore stream as he plays a brook trout on a July morning. Tofte uses a Tenkara fly rod with no reel, which he finds perfectly suited for fishing small northern Minnesota streams. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Grand Marais angler uses unconventional rods to fish North Shore streams
July 30, 2017 - 12:26pm
Dorothy Molter at her cabin in the Boundary Waters at age 77, in 1984. Ely-based musician Barb Cary Hall has spent the past six years writing a musical about Molter, who spent more than 50 years living alone and tending to tourists on Knife Lake. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Into the woods: An Ely musician has turned ‘Root Beer Lady’ Dorothy Molter’s story into a musical
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
July 28, 2017
Riders in the 2,745-mile Tour Divide backcountry bicycle race from Alberta to New Mexico follow a gravel path in the mountains near Banff, Alberta. Duluth's Jeremy Kershaw, who took this photo, was one of seven Duluth riders who took part in the race and one of five who finished. (Jeremy Kershaw photo)
Back from the high country: Cyclists describe trials of 2,745-mile race
July 28, 2017 - 6:00am
July 26, 2017
OHV park in Renville County appears on hold
July 26, 2017 - 6:29am
July 25, 2017
Rob Reid and Jayne Freij hike along the Savannah Loop trail on the morning of Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek. Marisa Wojcik / Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Couple addicted to hiking trails throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota
July 25, 2017 - 11:58am
July 23, 2017
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
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
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
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am