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January 12, 2019
SWCD hosts luncheon to tout landowner successes
January 12, 2019 - 7:00am
January 7, 2019
Karen Theis shines an ultraviolet light on a Yooperlite, Saturday, Jan. 5, at the third annual Sample's Agate Gem and Mineral Shop's Agate Show at the Northland Arboretum. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Videoplay button
Yooperlites a hit at area agate and mineral show
January 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
January 6, 2019
A chickadee lands on a branch before heading to the feeder Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Northland Arboretum. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
A charming chickadee
January 6, 2019 - 9:00am
January 5, 2019
John Bonde is the first-place winner in the sixth annual Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District photo contest for his picture of a lowbush blueberry. Submitted photo
SWCD photo contest winners listed
January 5, 2019 - 4:00am
November 12, 2018
John Bonde is the first-place winner in the sixth annual Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District photo contest for his picture of a lowbush blueberry. Submitted photo
SWCD announces winners of 6th annual photo contest
November 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
November 10, 2018
Old white pine in winter. Denton Newman Jr. / Echo Journal
Old forests, wildlife topic of discussion in Crosby
November 10, 2018 - 6:00am
November 8, 2018
A crew lays down brush and tree roots to stabilize the eroding Willow Creek.
Facebook tip highlights Willow Creek restoration
November 8, 2018 - 4:00am
October 9, 2018
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 1, 2018
Conservation Officer (CO) Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) and Conservation Officer Candidate (COC) Annette Kyllo assisted an archery hunter retrieve his deer due to a black bear guarding it. Loud noises did not scare the bear away, and the hunter requested assistance. When Sullivan and Kyllo arrived, the bear had moved on and the deer was moved to a safe location for field dressing. Photo Illustration
Assist offered to bow hunter, retrieving deer from bear claiming it - MnDNR CO Reports
October 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
September 24, 2018
Audubon to host Antarctica presentation
September 24, 2018 - 7:30am
September 21, 2018
Isle Royale's wolf population is down to two, shown here in this 2017 photo, spurring efforts to relocate several wolves from other areas to the Lake Superior island. The first wolves could be moved from Minnesota and Michigan in coming days. Courtesy of Michigan Tech.
Park Service details Isle Royale wolf transplant
September 21, 2018 - 4:32pm
September 20, 2018
A close up look at part of the soil of the bog that made its home in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center on North Long Lake in 2017. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
Another bog floats across North Long Lake
September 20, 2018 - 5:00am
September 18, 2018
SWCD offers free forest management seminar for landowners
September 18, 2018 - 9:30am
September 15, 2018
File photo
Angler surveys show walleye overage can be paid back on Lake Mille Lacs
September 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
September 14, 2018
Turf management workshop offers tips to save money, time
September 14, 2018 - 10:30am
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