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May 13, 2016
Love of the Lakes
May 13, 2016 - 12:50pm
March 21, 2016
"A catch-and-release walleye season allows us to protect future spawners, yet acknowledges the desire that fishing remain open," said Don Pereira, DNR fisheries chief, in a news release. "Not allowing harvest is a difficult decision, but it provides our best option." Forum News Service Photo
Catch and release only for Mille Lacs walleye this summer, DNR announces
March 21, 2016 - 3:12pm
February 4, 2016
Town hall meeting set Friday in Merrifield to address outdoors
February 4, 2016 - 2:41pm
February 3, 2016
Ice Fishing Extravaganza: On-ice travel will be restricted: But fishing contest is a go for Saturday
February 3, 2016 - 2:11pm
Lt. Scott Goddard of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and Jaycees representatives measure the depth of the ice Friday, Jan. 29 on Gull Lake’s Hole-in-the-Day Bay and found the ice to be thick enough to issue a permit for the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza Feb. 6. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Ice Fishing Extravaganza: On-ice travel will be restricted: But fishing contest is a go for Saturday
February 3, 2016 - 10:53am
February 1, 2016
Lieutenant Scott Goddard's third ice test showed roughly 19 inches of ice in Hole in the Day Bay on Friday, Jan. 29.
Photo by Dan Determan.
Successful ice test clears way for Extravaganza
February 1, 2016 - 9:21am
October 29, 2015
Explore Minnesota Director John Edman speaks to an audience of resort owners and management Wednesday at the 2015 Minnesota Resort and Campground Association Fall Conference at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge.  Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
After difficult year, Minnesota tourism director projects optimism
October 29, 2015 - 10:32am
July 23, 2015
Veterans from Eagle's Healing Nest at Sauk Centre and Wounded Warriors of Crosslake attended a fishing outing at Tuck-A-Way Resort on Lake Hattie at Backus on Thursday, July 16. The resort provided boats, bait and gas for the veterans who receive services from the two organizations for post-service physical and emotional issues. The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary sponsored a post-fishing picnic for the vets.Submitted Photo
Vets take fishing outing in Backus
July 23, 2015 - 2:57pm
July 17, 2015
As I See It: Déjà vu and the Flag of the Confederacy
July 17, 2015 - 11:22am
June 25, 2015
Heather Rains speaks about her shoreline restoration efforts for the Brainerd DNR Office of Fisheries.Joe Fraser
WAPOA discusses land easements, water quality
June 25, 2015 - 12:05pm
June 10, 2015
Fishing for Healthy Foods and Funds to collect donations at grocery stores
June 10, 2015 - 2:47pm
The Last Windrow: Canada getaways
June 10, 2015 - 1:28pm
May 13, 2015
Young anglers fish openerJill Fleischhacker helps her daughter, Amber, 7, while participating in a kids' fishing contest Saturday, May 9, off the docks at Bar Harbor Supper Club in Lake Shore. Amber's sister, Kayla, 6, also fished the contest with help from their dad, Jason, and both girls caught numerous fish. Photo by Nancy Vogt
Young anglers fish opener
May 13, 2015 - 3:22pm
May 7, 2015
Fishing opener looking promising
May 7, 2015 - 2:23pm
April 29, 2015
Breezy Point's fishing boardwalk along Breezy Point Drive is now complete and open to the public.

Photo by Dan Determan
Breezy Point: Fishing boardwalk nears completion
April 29, 2015 - 11:15am