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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. 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. 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. 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
July 4, 2017
Ronald Odash and Spencer Bobst were recognized for saving the life of a man who had fallen through the ice near Nisswa in March.
Men earn life-saving award for Gladstone Lake incident
July 4, 2017 - 5:00am
June 6, 2017
This one ton 2002 pickup truck was purchased by the Backus Fire Department from the Minnesota DNR fully equipped for grass fire response. The purchase price was $10,500, and the department used the new equipment within days of receiving it. This truck replaces a 1990 equipment van sold by public bid in June.
Backus Fire Department adds to grass fire response
June 6, 2017 - 6:00am
May 8, 2017
Emily: Council approves review of floodplain ordinance
May 8, 2017 - 5:30am
May 6, 2017
Minnesota fishing facts as walleye/northern pike opener approaches
May 6, 2017 - 3:30am