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February 15, 2018
A large bull moose moves through a Northeastern Minnesota forest during last year's aerial population survey. Moose numbers are fairly stable again this year but remain at a low level. Photo by Mike Schrage.
Minnesota moose numbers low but stable
February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 3, 2018
Rebecca Bronder distributes rock wool sprouted plants to her hydroponics class at Back to Basics, Jan. 27.
Back to Basics: Solutions to invasives, climate change offered
February 3, 2018 - 5:00am
January 26, 2018
The idea for the dog park came from the Crosslakers group that worked with the Minnesota Design Team in the fall of 2016. Mike O'Connell, who is spearheading the effort, told the city council in a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 18, about the group's hope to put the park on a piece of Department of Natural Resources property at 14472 County Road 36. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Crosslake: Possible location identified for dog park
January 26, 2018 - 7:00am
December 28, 2017
Dave Mick, of Baxter, dresses up as Santa Claus each year and delivers gifts to children in the Christmas for Kids program in the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa area. He has been doing so for more than 30 years. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
More than 30 years as Santa - Mick delivers gifts to children in need
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 8, 2017
Always heed ice safety tips to avoid tragedy
December 8, 2017 - 4:00am
December 5, 2017
South Long Lake neighbors EJ Swanson (left) and Terry Huber try to calm a deer they saved that fell through the ice into the frigid water. They helped the deer stand and then it ran away.
Submitted photo
South Long Lake men rescue 1 deer fallen through ice: 3 deer don't make it
December 5, 2017 - 5:00am
December 1, 2017
Crow Wing County: Board hears changes to AIS plan - County seeks public feedback
December 1, 2017 - 5:30am
November 17, 2017
"We expected the harvest to be greater," said Christine Reisz, area wildlife supervisor for the Brainerd DNR office. "A lot of those permit areas went from lottery to hunter's choice - although 242 went to "management" this year - so we liberalized the season, and folks could take either a doe or an antlered deer. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Deer hunting: First weekend harvest up 22 percent in lakes area
November 17, 2017 - 8:00am
October 1, 2017
This female black bear is one of three radio-collared by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that has been killed in this fall's bear hunt. Shooting a collared bear is legal, but DNR wildlife officials say the bears are valuable for research. Minnesota DNR photo.
Minnesota bear harvest will be higher than anticipated
October 1, 2017 - 7:14am
September 2, 2017
About 85 residents of Kimble, Ossawinnamakee and surrounding lakes gathered Tuesday, Aug. 22, to learn about the Department of Natural Resource's plan to remove a navigation barrier between the two lakes in Kimble Creek. The DNR issued a permit to place boulders in Kimble Creek to block navigation from Ossie. The boulders were placed in 2004, and the permit for them was good for five years. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Ossie, Kimble residents clash over DNR barrier removal
September 2, 2017 - 4:00am
September 1, 2017
As of Monday, Aug. 28, a deer feeding ban is in effect for Crow Wing and southern Cass counties, as well as a number of surrounding counties. The ban is in response to chronic wasting disease found on two farms and will be in effect until Feb. 28, 2019. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Deer feeding ban in effect through 2019
September 1, 2017 - 5:00am
August 25, 2017
The fire tower is clearly visible from the new County State Aid Highway 11 bridge, which in turn, is visible from the fire tower as well. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Places: Pequot Lakes fire tower visitors could see for miles and miles
August 25, 2017 - 9:17am
August 4, 2017
Crow Wing County AIS decontamination hotline set up
August 4, 2017 - 10:30am
July 25, 2017
A DNR invasive species specialist confirmed an adult zebra mussel in the beach area of a Lake Edward resort. The DNR confirmed a second zebra mussel about a half mile from the initial report site. File photo.
Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Edward
July 25, 2017 - 6:00am
July 8, 2017
Recreation fee increases took effect July 1; hunting, fishing licenses to increase in 2018
July 8, 2017 - 4:30am