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January 26, 2019
Submitted/ Conservation Officer Shane Vernier, Willmar, (left) is presented the Willard Munger Wetlands Achievement Award by Enforcement Division Director Rodmen Smith.
Willmar area conservation officer honored
January 26, 2019 - 6:28am
January 25, 2019
Minnesota Conservation Officer Jake Willis is investigating the unusual deaths of more than 40 mammals and birds dumped along Minnesota Highway 23 just outside Duluth earlier this month. It's unclear how the animals were killed. Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Dozens of dead mammals, birds dumped outside Duluth
January 25, 2019 - 5:03pm
January 24, 2019
Doug Franke, area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Thief River Falls, photographed this mule deer buck Jan. 14, north of Thief River Falls. The buck, which appeared physically healthy, was shot by DNR conservation officer Tony Elwell on Jan. 17 after acting disoriented and posing a threat to motorists. Results from lymph node and brain tests are pending. Photo courtesy of Doug Franke, Minnesota DNR
DNR shoots wayward mule deer acting strangely near Thief River Falls
January 24, 2019 - 4:38pm
November 28, 2018
A black bear crosses the road on state Highway 11 near Birchdale, Minn., in this file photo. (Photo courtesy of Phil Talmage)
Authorities report recent collisions with bears in Bemidji area
November 28, 2018 - 8:27pm
November 14, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sold about 666,000 licenses and permits last year between the firearm, muzzleloader and archery seasons. Hunter success last year was about 35 percent during the firearms season, DNR statistics show. File photo / Minnesota DNR
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
November 14, 2018 - 4:12pm
November 7, 2018
Nicole Stone aims her rifle at the Cass County Wildlife Club in Casselton, N.D. Chris Flynn / Forum News Serviceplay button
WATCH: Female hunters are on the rise in Minnesota, North Dakota
November 7, 2018 - 5:28pm
November 1, 2018
It’s here: Minnesota deer firearms season opens Saturday
November 1, 2018 - 8:56pm
October 25, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released this photo of an adult zebra mussel found on a boat lift removed from Elkhorn Lake.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Elkhorn Lake in Kandiyohi County
October 25, 2018 - 11:26am
October 15, 2018
Minnesota's youth deer season gets underway Thursday, Oct. 18 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 21 in parts of northwest Minnesota, southeast Minnesota and Twin Cities metro permit area 601. The season is open to 10- to 15-year-old hunters, who must be accompanied by a nonhunting adult 18 years old or older. (Photo/ Minnesota DNR)
Minnesota youth deer season gets underway Thursday
October 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
October 12, 2018
High court to rule on western Minn. ditch dispute
October 12, 2018 - 8:17am
October 10, 2018
Kristi Coughlon, organizer of Saturday's Women's Mentored Hunt, is shown here with her hunting dogs, Beckett, left, a wire-haired pointing griffon, and Maddie, a yellow lab. Special to Forum News Service
Shooting through stereotypes: Women's Mentored Hunt part of governor's pheasant opener
October 10, 2018 - 7:46am
October 8, 2018
Dan Ruiter MnDNR/ The Greenleaf State Recreation Area offers a fishing pier.
Greenleaf ready for visitors
October 8, 2018 - 7:47am
October 1, 2018
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

At 1:15 p.m. Monday, history was made to cheers and the rumble of diesel machinery as the dike that has rerouted the Pomme de Terre River from its natural outlet since the mid-1930s was breached and the river returned to its natural channel.
Reconnecting a river: Pomme de Terre returns to its natural outlet after eight decades
October 1, 2018 - 8:08pm
September 28, 2018
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Moose spotted in Renville County
September 28, 2018 - 5:56pm
September 24, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
A beach reconstruction project at Sibley State Park near New London is underway. The project will be completed next spring, in time for the park's 100th anniversary.
Beach area renovation begins at Sibley State Park near New London
September 24, 2018 - 6:20am