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March 12, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Butch Halterman has been collecting maple sap since early in February on land along the Minnesota River south of Montevideo. It's the earliest ever by nearly a month. He walked across sheets of ice to tap the trees as the floodplain area had been flooded in December.
Early season signs are everywhere
March 12, 2017 - 9:58pm
March 8, 2017
An adult bald eagle with its white head and tail soars over the Minnesota landscape. Courtesy photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
'Beloved' eagles arriving back in Minnesota a few weeks early
March 8, 2017 - 4:20pm
March 6, 2017
A herd of bison graze in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S. on June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo
Montana activists ramp up campaign against culling Yellowstone bison
March 6, 2017 - 9:14am
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 1, 2017
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
December 29, 2016
A Tim Hortons restaurant exterior
Photo/Reuters
Canadian man punches cougar attacking dog during stop at Tim Hortons
December 29, 2016 - 11:55pm
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
September 3, 2016
Adding trees to the prairie landscape can provide economic and environmental benefits. Trees can be used to improve pastures, protect soil from erosion and crops from stress. Here, cattle graze at the Moonstone Farm near Montevideo, where woody plants have been incorporated into the overall farm operation. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune)
Trees have a place on the prairie, with benefits to landscape and economy
September 3, 2016 - 3:20pm
October 5, 2015
Boater accused of drowning buck says he was trying to herd it to shore
October 5, 2015 - 12:08am
May 12, 2015
Please don’t drunkenly chase the bears, Massachusetts police urge
May 12, 2015 - 3:37pm
April 4, 2015
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This graphic will be used with an aquatic invasive species hunter application that will be developed by Kandiyohi County with the help of a grant from Boat US.
Kandiyohi County wins grant funds to develop 'AIS Hunter' app
April 4, 2015 - 1:17am
April 3, 2015
Fire department, DNR rescue deer stuck in Red Lake River
April 3, 2015 - 8:05am
Dayton proposes budget to improve fish, wildlife management
April 3, 2015 - 6:00am
February 19, 2015
Noah Gausman, of Hudson, Wisconsin, paddles after a trumpeter swan Tuesday near where the Willow River empties into the St. Croix River in Hudson, Wisconsin. Gausman was one of several people who helped rescue the sick bird, which was later brought to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota in Roseville. (PIONEER PRESS/Andy Rathbun)
Rescuers aid ailing trumpeter swan
February 19, 2015 - 6:00am
December 14, 2014
TRIBUNE / Tom Cherveny 
Commissioner Tom Landwehr, from left, of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, makes a point as Scott Rall of the Outdoor Heritage Council and Governor Mark Dayton talk with him Saturday during the Pheasant Summit at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. More than 300 people participated in the state’s first Pheasant Summit called by the governor.
Pheasant Summit: Habitat needs to be improved on private land
December 14, 2014 - 11:42pm