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July 12, 2016
Jacob Robinson of Shakopee caught and released a big cat that measured 49 inches long and had a girth of 32-1/2 inches. (DNR)
Minnesota's flathead catfish record broken
July 12, 2016 - 10:07am
July 1, 2016
Cattle grazing has proven to be a helpful tool for conservation groups looking to preserve grassland in the region. Grazing, when managed properly, can improve wildlife diversity and soil health. (MPR NEWS)
Minnesota prairie restorers recruit a surprising ally: cows
July 1, 2016 - 1:26pm
Heidi Haugen has a green backdrop in the Pennington Mine Pit Lake for a paddleboard yoga class. (BRAINERD DISPATCH)
Paddleboard yoga a hit for Minnesota women
July 1, 2016 - 11:38am
June 27, 2016
Avid Bigfoot hunter Michael Hexum claims to have seen one on from a deer stand when he was 14 and has passionately pursued them ever since, often spending silent evenings in the woods of northern Minnesota listening for their calls. (EVAN FROST | MPR NEWS)
Searching for Bigfoot in northern Minnesota
June 27, 2016 - 11:00am
June 26, 2016
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Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
June 26, 2016 - 9:33am
June 24, 2016
Minnesota beekeepers are losing 40 to 50 percent of their hives each year. Pesticides, parasites, viruses and other pathogens, as well as a lack of habitat and foods for pollinators, are all cited as factors in the crisis facing our pollinators, according to the Pesticide Action Network of Minneapolis, which helped support the “Keep the Hives Alive” tour. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Pollinator issue like staring at the barrel of a crisis
June 24, 2016 - 1:07pm
June 22, 2016
Little Falls angler Peter Beam, left, holds the 43.25-inch muskie he caught June 10 on Lake Alexander. Brainerd Lakes Chapter president of Muskies Inc. Jim Kath helps hold the head. (SUBMITTED)
Muskie fishing a challenge more young Minnesota anglers are seeking
June 22, 2016 - 10:41am
June 21, 2016
Cindy Pawlowski of Frazee with the record lake sturgeon on the Rainy River. (NORTHLAND OUTDOORS)
Two record reel-ins logged in state's expanded catch-and-release program
June 21, 2016 - 10:22am
June 20, 2016
Justin Fisketjon of Sidney set a world record for a paddlefish caught with a bow at 85 pounds. (SUBMITTED)
Bow enthusiast sets world record catch with 85-pound paddlefish
June 20, 2016 - 8:07am
June 17, 2016
Zebra mussels cover rocks and hard substrate throughout Green Lake, and the presence of veligers in the water indicate that they are poised for a second year of growth. These mussels were on a rock pulled from the waters of the Saulsbury Beach access in Spicer. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Zebra mussels continue explosive growth in Green Lake
June 17, 2016 - 2:27pm
June 15, 2016
Mike Anderson of Barnum holds the muskie he caught June 2 on Island Lake north of Duluth. Anderson was pre-fishing for the Kolar Toyota ALS Walleye Tournament and caught the muskie on 6-pound-test line. (SUBMITTED)
Minnesotan hooks 55-inch monster muskie
June 15, 2016 - 3:09pm
Grace Schultz holds two largemouth bass caught June 4 during the Minnesota Fishing Challenge on Gull Lake. (COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY)
Litchfield anglers have big day as Fishing Challenge raises $250K
June 15, 2016 - 10:52am
June 14, 2016
State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers hosted her first S’mores & More event Saturday to hear the thoughts of state park users at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
State park officials try new approach to hear from campers
June 14, 2016 - 1:52pm
June 13, 2016
Lightning strike sends Minnesota angler to hospital
June 13, 2016 - 12:14pm
June 8, 2016
Every campsite at Minnesota state park and recreation areas are on track to be occupied Saturday during the historic “Total Takeover."
Minnesota campgrounds primed to make history
June 8, 2016 - 12:54pm