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January 30, 2018
Martha Schouweiler waves to the crowd as she starts the John Beargrease mid-distance race on Sunday, Jan. 28. On Monday, she won the race for the fourth straight year. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Schouweiler claims fourth Beargrease mid-distance win
January 30, 2018 - 5:31am
January 29, 2018
John Beargrease marathon musher Blair Braverman nears the Trail Center checkpoint with two dogs riding in her sled bag. Steve Kuchera / vplay button
Northwoods traffic jam as mushers, dogs push toward Beargrease finish
January 29, 2018 - 6:04pm
Jim Brown of Walhalla, N.D. came across these entangled bucks on his trail camera. How the head of the one buck became cleanly severed from its carcass is a mystery. (Cuddyback trail camera photo courtesy of Jim Brown)
Entangled ND bucks, one with severed head, offer glimpse of nature's cruelty
January 29, 2018 - 5:34pm
January 28, 2018
Paul Nelson (left) lowers a decoy into the water as his partner, Liv Mostad-Jensen, waits for a chance to spear a northern pike on a small lake near Grand Rapids, Minn. Nelson and Mostad-Jensen live near Grand Rapids. The couple likes getting off the beaten path, often snowshoeing for a couple of miles to their spearing spots. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Grand Rapids couple busts brush to find remote pike lakes
January 28, 2018 - 6:01am
January 23, 2018
Tribune file photo

Organizers in Kandiyohi County are calling for 100 hosts to volunteer to take visitors fishing May 10-13 when the Willmar Lakes Area hosts the Governor’s Fishing Opener. The last time it was held in Kandiyohi County was in 1995 with then-Gov. Arne Carlson, front left.
Governor's Fishing Opener in Willmar seeks hosts
January 23, 2018 - 10:30pm
January 21, 2018
Brad Dokken
Warmer temps offer more time outdoors
January 21, 2018 - 9:27am
Fat-bikes have wider tire tracks than even mountain bikes. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Interest in Fat-bike riding growing in Minnesota
January 21, 2018 - 6:56am
January 19, 2018
Tribune file photo 

A catfish working group is proposing that the current limit allowing five total, with no more than two being flathead, be increased to seven total, but retaining the limit of two on flathead. Catfish guru John White holds a channel catfish he caught in the Minnesota River.
New fishing regs in the offing: Talk turning to new walleye, panfish and catfish limits
January 19, 2018 - 6:39pm
Tribune file photo 

The Department of Natural Resources will cut back about 20 percent on stocking fingerling walleye. Accelerated fingerling stocking has not produced greaters numbers. Stocking young fry will continue.
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
January 19, 2018 - 5:55pm
Alexandria's Jim Dresch with his Grandpa Jimmy's Ice Hole Trap, an ice fishing product he created to keep fish from getting away after they get free near the top of the hole. Eric Morken / Forum News Service
A unique contraption for the ice angler
January 19, 2018 - 12:51pm
January 18, 2018
Coyotes are often mistaken for wolves in this part of the Minnesota. This graphic shows the differences in sizes between the two animals. Graphic courtesy of the International Wolf Center
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
January 18, 2018 - 2:01pm
January 15, 2018
 A caribou helicoptered from Michipichoten Island on lake Superior is released on the Slate Islands over the weekend. Ontario wildlife officials are trying to save some of the region's last caribou herd by moving them to an island with no wolves. Photo courtesy Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Lake Superior caribou helicoptered to island with no wolves
January 15, 2018 - 8:59pm
January 14, 2018
Brad Dokken, outdoors columnist
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
January 14, 2018 - 6:34am
At sunrise on Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, Greg Clusiau drills a fishing hole on a lake near Grand Rapids, Minn., before a day of crappie fishing. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Crappies hit early and often for group on lake near Grand Rapids
January 14, 2018 - 6:15am
January 10, 2018
Minnesota pheasant hunters (left to right) Craig Aamodt and Marv Kremin of Cottonwwood and Dennis Oakland and Steve Leitch of Willmar with a five-man limit of roosters in South Dakota on Jan. 5. Eric Morken / Forum News Service
South Dakota is still worth the pheasant hunt
January 10, 2018 - 5:08am
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