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1 hour 11 min ago
March 17, 2018
Rainy Lake fishing guide Billy Dougherty holds a 41-inch northern pike he caught on the lake. On Friday, Dougherty will be inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. This summer will mark his 53rd year of guiding on Rainy Lake. Click on the photo for the full view. Billy Dougherty photo
'Walleye whisperer': Rainy Lake guide Billy Dougherty to be inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
5 hours 43 min ago
March 13, 2018
Borealis Bikes co-owner Adam Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo. rides his fat bike on the Duluth Traverse Trail in Lester Park. (News Tribune file photo)
Loll to donate $25K for Duluth Traverse Trail
March 13, 2018 - 6:15pm
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has mailed 8,500 surveys to residents of eastern Minnesota to measure public opinions on the band's proposal to reintroduce wild elk to the region. St. Paul Pioneer Press file photo
Elk surveys mailed to 8,500 homes in Northland as reintroduction effort inches forward
March 13, 2018 - 5:13pm
March 11, 2018
Bob Dunsmore leads a group of South Ridge students on a snowshoe hike near the school on Thursday. Dunsmore has led first- through sixth-graders at the school either cross-country skiing or snowshoeing every Thursday after school for five winters. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.complay button
South Ridge School club teaches students to ski, snowshoe
March 11, 2018 - 9:14pm
Ask a Conservation Officer: What does a 'No Hunting' sign legally mean?
March 11, 2018 - 6:39am
March 9, 2018
A wood-heated wall tent glows from the light of a gas lantern as night settles on the backcountry. Steve Kuchera /
Photo essay: In snow and solitude
March 9, 2018 - 5:00am
March 8, 2018
Hikers move along a a trail in a snowy meadow this winter on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Sam Cook /
Sam Cook column: Two good choices - familiar country, unknown territory
March 8, 2018 - 9:09pm
Photo courtesy of Flickr.
The otter seemed 'cute' - until it leaped on her kayak and lunged at her face
March 8, 2018 - 5:06pm
March 3, 2018
Flood damage at Saxon Harbor on the shore of Lake Superior northwest of Hurley, after severe storms in July 2016. (Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Office)
Wisconsin DNR awards $1 million grant to help rebuild Saxon Harbor
March 3, 2018 - 1:54am
March 2, 2018
Ski Patrol members Thom Storm (left) and Jim Gearns head down a run at Spirit Mountain recently. Gearns has been on the patrol since the Spirit Mountain downhill ski area opened in 1974. Steve Kuchera /
Still on the slopes: Longtime Spirit Mountain ski-patrollers still enjoying their service
March 2, 2018 - 9:58pm
Two injured in snowmobile crash near Britt
March 2, 2018 - 7:16pm
Caution urged for travel on Fish Lake
March 2, 2018 - 7:12pm
March 1, 2018
Deadline nears to remove fish houses
March 1, 2018 - 2:51pm
February 25, 2018
Sam Hendrickson, 14, of Duluth, skis off the lip of a drop on a North Shore stream on Feb. 18 during an outing with his family. Sam Cook /
Sam Cook column: Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
February 25, 2018 - 5:05am