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May 17, 2019
Minnesota Department of Natural Resource foresters battle a wildfire south of Hinckley. Submitted Photo
Fire agency reminds people to use caution if they burn
May 17, 2019 - 8:00am
May 12, 2019
Faith: Spring is here; give thanks for God's creation
May 12, 2019 - 6:30am
May 4, 2019
Morel mushrooms should not be pulled from the ground.  Instead cut or pinch them off just above the ground.
Find delicious morel mushrooms now
May 4, 2019 - 7:00am
April 24, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Inside the Outdoors: A riot of robins, a whisper of woodcock
April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 22, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
Brainerd, Pillager fire chiefs report several grass fires
April 22, 2019 - 3:00am
April 20, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
The Last Windrow: This isn't the first time spring arrives late on the farm
April 20, 2019 - 11:30am
April 19, 2019
Lakeshore Club announces spring events
April 19, 2019 - 6:30am
April 18, 2019
With fields being too soggy, Carter Fritz the Patriot baseball utilized the pavement of the bus turnaround to take some pop flies. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Nearly spring
April 18, 2019 - 3:00am
March 27, 2019
Crow Wing County announces seasonal trail closures
March 27, 2019 - 4:30am
March 26, 2019
With spring melt underway, DNR urges caution on Minnesota lakes and rivers: Fort Snelling State Park closes due to flooding
March 26, 2019 - 9:30am
February 24, 2019
PL spring sign-up meeting announced
February 24, 2019 - 6:30am
November 23, 2018
Faith is the promise of sunshine on that hilltop to melt that snow, says Jessie Veeder, who adds taith is remembering the marvelous promise of spring. Jessie Veeder / The Forum
Veeder: The promise of spring
November 23, 2018 - 4:28pm
May 1, 2018
“For more than a decade, spring burning restrictions have successfully reduced the number of wildfires we’ve had in Minnesota,” said Casey McCoy, DNR fire prevention supervisor. “In fact, wildfires are down more than 30 percent from a decade ago, thanks in large part to these restrictions.” Click on image to view the entire graphic. MnDNR
Grass fires, wildfires keeping firefighters busy
May 1, 2018 - 11:20am
April 26, 2018
This offers me the opportunity to put a few miles on my 1976 Schwinn Speedster, a bicycle I bought from the Trading Post in Backus at least 10 years ago, stripped down to individual pieces and restored to a shiny Chrysler blue with factory decals and all. Illustration
Grim's Tales: Wait ... did spring really just happen?
April 26, 2018 - 11:00am
April 19, 2018
Really, it is much simpler this way. Instead of two or more months of playing hot-or-cold every time we step outside, we can just embrace that fact that winter is here until summer time - none of the hassle of going coatless today because it's almost an acceptable temperature, before bundling up tomorrow to avoid hypothermia. Just wear your parka until it's time for flip-flops. It is as simple as that.
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
April 19, 2018 - 9:00am