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May 23, 2019
A trail camera set by the Red Lake tribal Department of Natural Resources photographed these two gray wolves in March 2010 on Minnesota's Northwest Angle. Jay Huseby / Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota wolf hunting ban fails to reach governor’s desk
22 hours 17 min ago
May 21, 2019
A bison roams Montana's American Prairie Preserve, an area conservationists are restoring from grazing land to a prairie ecosystem. It spans nearly 500,000 acres, but the plan is for more than 3 million acres to be part of the reserve. Handout photo by Andy Boyce/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
Bison help prairie get back to nature
May 21, 2019 - 11:41am
May 19, 2019
Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Brad Dokken column: DNR increases elk permits in effort to reduce growing Kittson County herd
May 19, 2019 - 7:10am
The interior of a yurt available through  hipcamp.com at Tall Pines Wilderness Yurt just off the Gunflint trail. The yurt rents for $118 per  night but includes beds with mattresses. Photo courtesy hipcamp.com.
Glamping app offers quirky, quaint camping: Hipcamp.com encourages landowners to open space for camping
May 19, 2019 - 7:05am
Duluth naturalist Kim Eckert points out a bird along Park Point as Carol Thibault looks through her binoculars during Wednesday’s guided early morning warbler walk, sponsored by the Duluth Audubon Society. Eckert led the walk. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Warbler walks open eyes to nature around us: Audubon offers free birding field trips Tuesdays, Thursdays through May
May 19, 2019 - 7:00am
May 17, 2019
Matt Gade / Republic
State record channel catfish voided 70 years later
May 17, 2019 - 4:59pm
May 14, 2019
Otter Tail Lake will serve as the hub for the Governor's Fishing Opener on May 7-10, 2020. Photo courtesy of Erik Osberg / Otter Tail County
Host community selected for 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener
May 14, 2019 - 5:22pm
May 12, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Ed Oestreich, left, buys fishing bait from Troy Haverly at Pete’s Surplus Store before heading to Lake Andrew Saturday morning for the fishing opener.
Cold water temperatures put a chill on fishing opener
May 12, 2019 - 7:08pm
May 11, 2019
Gov. Tim Walz kicked off the 2019 summer fishing season on Saturday, May 11, at Fountain Lake in Albert Lea. Photo courtesy of Explore Minneosta
Governor’s Fishing Opener celebrates fishing tourism in Minnesota
May 11, 2019 - 7:44pm
Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Fisheries staff with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tagged 1,800 walleyes on Lake Washington, Lake Manuella and Stella Lake in Meeker County.
Walleye study underway on three Meeker County lakes
May 11, 2019 - 6:02pm
Anglers fish from their boats at dawn on Lake Bemidji during Minnesota’s fishing opener on Saturday morning, May 11. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
Jeff’s spot: DeMars brothers always return to Lake Bemidji for annual fishing opener
May 11, 2019 - 4:11pm
Tom Cherveny Tribune/ A fissure caused by underground movement has forced the closure of Highway 67 between the main entrance to the Upper Sioux Agency State Park and the road leading to its campground on the Yellow Medicine River.
Spring setbacks: River parks face big tasks as floodwaters recede along Minnesota River
May 11, 2019 - 2:35pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune
A fisherman casts a line at Nest Lake Saturday morning during the 2019 fishing season opener in Spicer.
Fishing opener: Testing the waters at Nest Lake near Spicer
May 11, 2019 - 1:25pm
Kai Lenny, a 26-year-old Maui native, is one of the top big-wave surfers in the world. Here, he catches a wave on the Pavilions break. Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton.
Warming oceans create golden age for big-wave surfing, leaving surfers conflicted
May 11, 2019 - 7:30am
May 10, 2019
Assistant Area Fisheries Supervisor Brandon Eder shows Albert Lea fifth graders a variety of fish that swim in area lakes. Steve Hoffman / Forum News Service
Kids take center stage leading up to Governor’s Fishing Opener
May 10, 2019 - 5:13pm
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