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January 19, 2019
Devils Lake Fire Chief Jim Moe stands next to some of the fish caught in January 2015 during the Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department's Ice Fishing Tournament on Devils Lake. The tournament is a fundraiser for the fire department. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
BRAD DOKKEN: All systems go for 35th annual DL ice tourney
January 19, 2019 - 4:51pm
Erin Altemus leaves home for a quick run with a team of six dogs recently. Altemus and musher husband Matt Schmidt have 40 sled dogs at their home three miles off the Gunflint Trail. Altemus is competing in this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Serviceplay button
Couple builds life around mushing at remote Minnesota home
January 19, 2019 - 4:08pm
January 18, 2019
Tom Rost of Devils Lake watches his electronics for signs of fish Tuesday, Jan. 15, while fishing in a SnoBear. Rost manages Newby's Ace Hardware Bait and Tackle in Devils Lake, offering an extensive line of fishing supplies in addition to guided SnoBear trips through Lake Country Guide Services and the store, which owns two SnoBears. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
SnoBears a popular option for mobility-minded anglers in ND
January 18, 2019 - 7:59pm
The 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start at noon Sunday, Jan. 27 at Billy's Bar just north of Duluth and end, probably sometime Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino. The race is now one-way and about 100 miles shorter than previous years. File photo / Forum News Service
Shorter Beargrease marathon will be one-way race
January 18, 2019 - 4:57pm
January 13, 2019
This emaciated deer in Iowa County, Wis., was later confirmed to have CWD. Most animals that carry the disease look healthy. It's only in the final stages where they become sickly looking. Wisconsin DNR photo.
CWD battle heats up in Minnesota: Fatal deer disease keeps spreading, has crossed species
January 13, 2019 - 2:04pm
January 12, 2019
Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken: Time outdoors fuels sense of anticipation
January 12, 2019 - 3:39pm
Sarah Strommen, new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, holds a big walleye she landed during the 2018 Governor's Fishing Opener near Willmar, Minn. An avid hunter and angler, Strommen previously was an assistant DNR commissioner. Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR
New Minn. DNR commissioner outlines challenges, priorities and opportunities as she begins new job
January 12, 2019 - 2:52pm
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Mari Klebe of Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center tests out one of the 22 new kicksleds Wednesday in Spicer. play button
Kicking winter around: Kicksleds offer new recreational activity at PWELC
January 12, 2019 - 11:02am
January 10, 2019
Moose and wolves on Isle Royale, like these shown here in a 2011 photo, won't be studied this winter for the first time since 1958 if the federal government shutdown doesn't end soon.  Courtesy of Michigan Tech
Isle Royale wolf, moose study lost to federal shutdown
January 10, 2019 - 8:11pm
January 9, 2019
Hundreds of climbing enthusiasts gathered Jan. 4-6, for the Sandstone Ice Fest. Steve Hoffman / Forum News Service
Ice climbing festival draws enthusiasts from Midwest and beyond
January 9, 2019 - 5:44pm
January 8, 2019
Minnesota DNR to host educational outdoors events at state parks
January 8, 2019 - 12:43pm
WOW volunteer Todd Kniefel high-fives Darla Olson as she catches the second of three northerns.  Special to Forum News Service
Minnesota angler battling health issues gets overwhelming response for fishing assistance
January 8, 2019 - 10:28am
January 7, 2019
Minnesota DNR hires new big game program leader
January 7, 2019 - 2:55pm
January 5, 2019
Bill Majewski examines carvings of three black-capped chickadees he made. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Duluth carver honors nature in woodwork: Bill Majewski’s wood carving hobby helps promote conservation
January 5, 2019 - 3:59pm
As part of the September fall gillnet survey on Lake of the Woods, fisheries crews set four, 250-foot nets at each of 16 sites on the Minnesota side of the lake from the south shore to the Northwest Angle, leaving the nets in overnight and checking them the next day. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Fall survey confirms strong walleye and sauger populations in Lake of the Woods
January 5, 2019 - 11:56am