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John Marchwick of Pequot Lakes takes a practice swing Friday during the Crosswoods Spring Opener in Crosslake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Boys golf: Patriots second, Tigers third at Crosswoods
10 hours 21 sec ago
PR-B's Jada Olivier takes a swing at bat against the Blackduck Drakes, Friday, April 20.
Softball: Tigers smash Drakes in season opener - Team tops B-H/V to move to 2-0
11 hours 11 sec ago
Hunters are reminded that applications for bear hunting licenses are being accepted now through Friday, May 4, wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing license are sold, online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236.
Bear hunt applications available; deadline is Friday, May 4
11 hours 59 min ago
The new northern pike fishing regulations, which were announced recently and go into effect on the May 12 fishing opener, have three distinct zones to address the different characteristics of pike populations in Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Click on the image to view the entire graphic. MnDNR graphic
Why the zones? New regulations for keeping northern pike explained
13 hours 59 min ago
Front row, from left: Mikaela Jones, Ella Nies, Mackenzie Merta, Brooklyn Dean, Catherine Ganley and Rita Ganley. Back row: Coach Katie Gillson, Sonja Palmer, Morgan Eckes, Camille Haman and Coach Jordan Anderson.
16U Patriots take first
15 hours 19 sec ago
April 24, 2018
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
April 24, 2018 - 11:00am
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
April 24, 2018 - 9:13am
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
April 24, 2018 - 8:00am
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
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