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It's a scent that can be confused with no other, as anyone familiar with it will agree. Some have worse memories than others, memories that may involve a bath of soap and tomato juice after their dog got too close for a skunk's comfort. For many, the introduction is on a highway, passing a point where an incautious skunk became roadkill; a place where — long after — an invisible cloud of musky odor hangs in the air. Illustration
Inside the Outdoors: Scent of skunk is a first sign of spring
2 hours 18 min ago
March 23, 2018
Feeding bans in central and north-central Minnesota are precautionary and were put in place surrounding two farms where multiple captive deer were infected with chronic wasting disease. Testing of hunter-harvested deer in these areas in fall 2017 did not detect CWD in the wild, but surveillance efforts will continue until the disease is not detected for three consecutive years. The bans remain in place through February 2019. Illustration
Deer feeding bans continue in 16 Minnesota counties
19 hours 52 min ago
Winners of the Knights of Columbus free throw competition Feb. 24 in Aitkin were Grace Kuhnke, (front, left), Abby Palm, Lilly Petty, Kelsi Martini, Maci Martini and Rylie Kreger, Tyler Kimman (back, left), Kaden Schilling, Braedyn Smith, Cal Ollman, Cooper Johnson and Kevin Laman.
Basketball: Free throw competition held at Aitkin
22 hours 48 min ago
Rare lynx sighting highlights a day on the ice
March 23, 2018 - 6:37am
Girls Basketball: Lane named conference MVP
March 23, 2018 - 2:30am
March 22, 2018
Brian Rubenstein, right, and Wade Erickson make their custom duck calls from scratch, selling them, among other places, at local trade shows. Submitted photo
New business creating custom duck calls with pets' ashes
March 22, 2018 - 8:15am
Bill Magnuson
Magnuson takes over as Patriot football coach
March 22, 2018 - 8:00am
March 21, 2018
The ice at the Denny Sanford Premier Center is ready for this weekend's NCAA West Regional. Photo courtesy of Denny Sanford Premier Center
Youthful Minnesota Duluth squad takes another step by taking part in NCAA tournament
March 21, 2018 - 7:38pm
Pequot Lakes' Robbie Hendrickson leads a group of Patriot track athletes spending spring break running next to a snow-covered football field in sub-freezing temperatures on Thursday, March 15. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Track and field: Cool Runnings
March 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Pequot Lakes All-conference dancers. Front row, from left: Karlie Trottier, Ashley Embree and Alexis Lueck. Back row: Mariah Rickard, Jocelynn Rothwell, Cally Traxler and Kyan Kitzman. Submitted Photo
Dance: Revolution hosts year-end banquet
March 21, 2018 - 7:00am
Pequot Lakes Community Ed. registration spring registration open
March 21, 2018 - 3:30am
March 20, 2018
CO Dustie Speldrich (Willow River) received complaints about ATVs operating on state forest snowmobile trails and rutting them up. ATVs are allowed on groomed trails within the state forest only. Grant-in-aid snowmobile trails are off-limits. CO Chelsey Best (Remer) Trail conditions have deteriorated over the last week with the warm weather. It’s worth mentioning that most local trails remain closed to ATVs through at least April 1, and some later depending on spring conditions.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 20, 2018
March 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Scott Jensen of St. Anthony, shows off a 28.5-inch walleye he caught in June 2017 on Mille Lacs Lake. Brad Dokken / Grand Forks Herald
Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs Lake
March 20, 2018 - 2:00am
March 19, 2018
Olivia Lane of Pequot Lakes collects a rebound against Pillager's Bailey Knoblauch (left) and Sadie Hopman (12) in a regular-season game this season. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Girls Basketball: Pequot's Lane still working toward success
March 19, 2018 - 1:52pm
Crosslake archers finished in 10th place at the North Region Tournament Saturday, March 10. Submitted Photo
Crosslake archers 10th in Cook - Mitchell 14th among HS girls
March 19, 2018 - 3:00am