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September 19, 2018
Courtney Blinn, right, shows off a hiking shoe damaged by a bear in Minnesota's Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Blinn and Damon Pautzke, left, had to run from the bear. Forum News Serviceplay button
Bear scares hikers: Couple says black bear followed them as they fled
September 19, 2018 - 4:42pm
September 15, 2018
A Minnesota angler holds a walleye before releasing it. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are considering making changes to walleye regulations on the big border-area lakes, including reducing the sauger limit by two. The current regulation has been in place since 2007 and will expire March 1, 2019. Input at the meetings will help determine if the current rule is changed or extended. (file / News Tribune)
Field reports: Walleye rule changes possible on Kab, Crane and Namakan
September 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
September 8, 2018
Bear tracks are seen in the snow in 2017. Hunters have harvested significantly fewer bears this season than last year. (file / News Tribune)
Field reports: Early bear harvest down significantly
September 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Coming ashore with a canoe full of rice near Green’s Point on the Mississippi River after ricing Wednesday, Sept. 5, Tim, left, and George Hanson prepare to begin the process of bagging the rice for processing. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Wild ricing weathers poor season after torrential rainfall
September 8, 2018 - 4:39pm
September 2, 2018
Conservation officer Scott Staples walks away from Schody during obedience training at Jay Cooke State Park on Aug. 23. Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.complay button
DNR officer's partner a nose above the rest
September 2, 2018 - 5:00am
Minnesota conservation officer Mike Fairbanks works with his K9 partner Si while visiting with someone at the White Oak Lake boat landing near Deer River recently. Steve Kuchera /
DNR K9 partners train, live with officers
September 2, 2018 - 5:00am
Minnesota DNR K-9 officer Si retrieves a Kong dog toy at the White Oak Lake boat landing near Deer River recently. Steve Kuchera /
From missing kids to extra fish, Si is on the job
September 2, 2018 - 5:00am
August 28, 2018
Kyle Quittschreiber of Frazee was known for hard work ethic and love of the outdoors. He was doing home improvement work on his tractor Friday when it rolled, fatally pinning him underneath. Special to Forum News Service
'He had the biggest heart': DNR officer remembered for his kindness, love of family and the outdoors
August 28, 2018 - 3:33pm
August 24, 2018
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Nude dudes make waves mooning pontoons on north-central Minnesota lake
August 24, 2018 - 7:56pm
Firefighters gain control of fire in Beltrami Island State Forest in northern Minnesota
August 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
August 23, 2018
National Guard helping fight state forest wildfire in northwest Minnesota
August 23, 2018 - 4:39pm
August 22, 2018
Donn Schrader, left, a fisheries specialist from the DNR, and Joe Braden from Ken's Bait pour fish into the pond at the DNR fish pond on the Minnesota state fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
State Fair-goers are hooked on the fish pond
August 22, 2018 - 9:31pm
August 21, 2018
Duluth Huskies fans walk on a patio coated by mayflies at Wade Stadium in Duluth Thursday night. (Clint Austin /
Millions of mayflies -- insect swarms blanket pavement, fill night skies
August 21, 2018 - 10:56am
August 18, 2018
Field reports
August 18, 2018 - 9:11pm
August 14, 2018
First local deer hunting meeting today
August 14, 2018 - 4:51pm