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April 23, 2017
Always in Season: Mourning dove known for its call
April 23, 2017 - 1:42pm
Nick Genereux of Crookston racked up quite a collection of awards during recent taxidermy competitions in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. (Photo/ Rand Hughes, special to the Herald)play button
All about the details: Awards mount for Minnesota taxidermist
April 23, 2017 - 12:41pm
April 22, 2017
Sandhill cranes are handsome in a subtle gray-blue plumage from head to tail, except for their young, whose body feathers typically show brown tones. A black bill, bright red "skull cap," and white face patch complete the handsome ensemble. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Unsung sandhill cranes are returning too
April 22, 2017 - 4:00am
April 16, 2017
Always in Season: The killdeer is a familiar trickster
April 16, 2017 - 3:04pm
April 14, 2017
I was puzzled by the brightness of the slumbering world beyond the windows. The open door revealed why. The steps, sidewalk, gardens and lawn all gleamed in the faint light of the early hour. It had snowed overnight. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: A rude reception for robins
April 14, 2017 - 4:15am
April 6, 2017
A 2005 file photo taken in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Courtesy of  Jay Helmick of Harwood, N.D. / Forum News Service
Increased outdoors fees in Minnesota needed, Landwehr says
April 6, 2017 - 8:43am
April 2, 2017
Minnesota Legislature so far cool to outdoor fee increases
April 2, 2017 - 4:18pm
A steelhead attempts to leap a set of falls during the 2016 spring runoff on the Knife River. A new genetics study indicates that steelhead rainbow trout and Kamloops rainbow trout are interbreeding in North Shore streams. Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com
Study: Steelhead, Kamloops rainbows interbreeding on North Shore
April 2, 2017 - 11:14am
March 12, 2017
Always in Season: Early spring brings bald eagles
March 12, 2017 - 3:09pm
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Volunteers lend helping hand for ducks by tending nest boxes that benefit waterfowl
March 12, 2017 - 12:03pm
March 5, 2017
Hallaway Hill is a popular hiking destination at Maplewood State Park each fall in Minnesota's Otter Tail County. The view overlooks two lakes and countless maples. Submitted photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Dokken: Time to pony up for Minnesota's state parks
March 5, 2017 - 10:23am
February 25, 2017
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
February 25, 2017 - 10:17am
February 19, 2017
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Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
February 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
February 19, 2017 - 12:28pm
January 15, 2017
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Passing along a pastime: Veteran darkhouse spearers welcoming youth and new families
January 15, 2017 - 10:09am
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