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February 9, 2018
A light snow falls on the Pine River Dam in Crosslake as the city celebrates WinterFest Saturday, Feb. 3. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Snow fall on the Pine River Dam
February 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
Skiing, walking, snowshoeing trails open in Crosslake
February 9, 2018 - 8:30am
February 8, 2018
Jake Cosley of Pembina, N.D., managed to free buck the buck at right from the entangled head of a long-dead foe Wednesday afternoon after coming across the deer while snowmobiling on the Red River south of Pembina. (Photo courtesy of Jake Cosley)play button
Second set of entangled ND bucks with severed head discovered, set free by snowmobiler on Red River
February 8, 2018 - 4:31pm
Seventeen trumpeter swans swim in the Gull River near the Gull Dam Recreation Area last week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Seventeen Swans a Swimming
February 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 6, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 6, 2018
February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
February 4, 2018
Anglers in two fishing shelters fish for coho salmon and Kamloops rainbow trout early Thursday morning, Feb. 1, at the McQuade Small Craft Harbor on the North Shore. Cohos have turned up earlier this winter than in most years. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Cohos in the cold: Coho salmon have shown up on the North Shore earlier this winter
February 4, 2018 - 6:46am
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
What's Up Outdoors: Another successful Extravaganza
February 4, 2018 - 4:00am
February 1, 2018
The super blue blood moon sets beside Brainerd’s historic water tower early Wednesday morning. The combination of lunar eclipse, blood moon and super moon was visible in the western hemisphere for the first time in 152 years. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Once in a Blue Blood Moon
February 1, 2018 - 11:00am
January 31, 2018
Screen grab from
Cuyuna Crew annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 7
January 31, 2018 - 4:30am
January 29, 2018
Jim Brown of Walhalla, N.D. came across these entangled bucks on his trail camera. How the head of the one buck became cleanly severed from its carcass is a mystery. (Cuddyback trail camera photo courtesy of Jim Brown)
Entangled ND bucks, one with severed head, offer glimpse of nature's cruelty
January 29, 2018 - 5:34pm
CO Duke Broughten (Longville) - Drugs in fish houses continues to be a common occurrence while checking fishermen. CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) - Some anglers were contacted using extra lines, unattended lines, littering, and illegally consuming marijuana while also in violation of their limited driver’s license. CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) - Enforcement contacts were made for illegal use of ski trails, fishing without licenses and trout stamps, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 29, 2018
January 29, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 28, 2018
Brad Dokken, outdoors columnist
Entangled bucks show nature's cruelty
January 28, 2018 - 6:18am
Spearing decoys blend art, science
January 28, 2018 - 6:01am
Paul Nelson (left) lowers a decoy into the water as his partner, Liv Mostad-Jensen, waits for a chance to spear a northern pike on a small lake near Grand Rapids, Minn. Nelson and Mostad-Jensen live near Grand Rapids. The couple likes getting off the beaten path, often snowshoeing for a couple of miles to their spearing spots. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Grand Rapids couple busts brush to find remote pike lakes
January 28, 2018 - 6:01am
January 26, 2018
Volunteer Jenni Bailey holds a tent post in place Thursday while crews assemble the tents and portable buildings for this Saturday’s Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Weather and ice and everything nice for Saturday's Ice Fishing Extravaganza
January 26, 2018 - 5:00am