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CO Randy Posner (Staples) checked turkey hunters afield; reports of success have been poor. The snow has slowed the Tom turkeys’ activity. CO Jim Guida (Brainerd #2) worked fishing and turkey hunting enforcement. Some hunters in the “A” season found success despite the existing crunchy snow on the forest floor. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - April 24, 2018
12 hours 55 min ago
The Bowen Lake public access near Backus on Monday, April 23 was still frozen in ice. Every year, repairs are needed at hundreds of sites, because freezing temperatures and ice cause concrete to crack and buckle on the ramps. In some years, crews can get a head start on that work, even before ice-out, but this year the snow has prevented them from assessing damage, and the ramps can’t be re-leveled until the ground thaws. Photo by Denton Newman Jr. / PineandLakes.com
Late ice-out: DNR crews face a challenge to get ramps and docks ready by fishing opener
14 hours 42 min ago
Front row, the left: Emily Held, Kallie Ebnet, June Ruud, Sierra Larson, Maren Wallin and Avery Amsden. Middle row: Matthew Philiposian, Dayton Wills, Sam Rothwell, Ryder Schultz, Nick Foster and Kodi Raiche. Back row; Amelia Reynolds, Blake Spiczka, Carter Erickson, Owen Krueger, Toby Hoffard, Ben Rieber and Lilah Jeck.
Patriot 4th-graders perform hoops routine
15 hours 56 min ago
April 23, 2018
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Incredible photos show precise moment when a high school golfer was attacked by an unhinged goose
April 23, 2018 - 3:55pm
"Mille Lacs is the number one bass fishery in the United States right now, and we just want to help protect it," said Jim DeRosa, president of the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance. "We're really thrilled that we could play a small part in that." BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
New estimate shows healthy Mille Lacs smallmouth bass population
April 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Deep Portage announces summer camps
April 23, 2018 - 3:30am
April 22, 2018
Larry Gadaire of Grand Forks stands by two of the boats -- a canoe and kayak -- he built in his shop. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
April 22, 2018 - 7:48am
Brad Dokken
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
April 22, 2018 - 7:20am
Dan Wilfond, a fisheries specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at French River, holds a 63.7-inch, 70-pound female lake sturgeon during DNR sampling on the St. Louis River in April last year. The fish was fitted with an acoustic transmitter, and its movements are being monitored as part of an ongoing study by several agencies. (Minnesota DNR photo)
Sturgeon solutions: Biologists seek reasons for lack of fish’s reproduction on St. Louis River
April 22, 2018 - 6:05am
Sam Cook
Sam Cook: Heading down a new trail with plenty of old friends
April 22, 2018 - 6:00am
April 21, 2018
Women's Track and Field: Pequot's Lane finishes third in heptathlon
April 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Tiger all-conference athletes and honorable mentions, from left: Emma Barchus, Gabby Rainwater, Rylie Hirschey and Bailey Wynn. Not pictured: Alyssa Semmler. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Semmler, Wynn, Rainwater MVPs for PR-B volleyball
April 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Leagues forming at Emily Greens
April 21, 2018 - 4:30am
Crosswoods women's league begins April 30
April 21, 2018 - 3:30am
Jason Kottke, pictured, and Brett Laugen of Nisswa caught a 70-inch sturgeon on Rainy River on Thursday, April 5. The sturgeon was caught on a circle hook with three nightcrawlers and three fathead minnows. Kottke and Laugen fought the fish for 25 minutes before finally pulling it into the boat. After taking the photo, Kottke and Laugen returned the fish to the river.
Nisswa anglers catch monster sturgeon
April 21, 2018 - 3:00am
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