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Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: Much riding on this set of fat wheels
7 hours 38 min ago
December 10, 2018
Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday, Dec. 10. Forum News Service file photo
DNR adjusts Leech Lake walleye regulations
December 10, 2018 - 5:24pm
December 7, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: Get out and see what's waiting for you
December 7, 2018 - 5:00am
December 5, 2018
A saltie owned by Polsteam reflects in calm waters of Lake Superior. (2013 file photo / News Tribune)
Trump signs Coast Guard bill with new ballast rules
December 5, 2018 - 2:50pm
Wildlife researcher Austin Homkes, who studies the relationship between wolves and beavers in Voyageurs National Park, stands next to a giant jack pine that turned  out to  be the largest living jack pine measured in the U.S. The tree, located along Namakan Lake in the park, is now the official national jack pine "champion tree." Photo courtesy Thomas Gable.
Largest jack pine in US confirmed in Voyageurs Park
December 5, 2018 - 1:32pm
Jake Boyce, owner of Day Tripper of Duluth, rides a fat bike down the sledding hill at the Cold Front Festival in Duluth. (2018 file / News Tribune)
Pressroom Podcast: Day trippin’ with Jake Boyce
December 5, 2018 - 5:00am
December 4, 2018
A public opinion survey on the prospect of restoring wild, free-roaming elk to eastern Minnesota forests found strong support among both the general public and landowners in the potential elk release areas. St. Paul Pioneer Press photo.
Surveys reveal strong public support for bringing elk back
December 4, 2018 - 12:59pm
November 30, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: On the trail, letting go of an illusion
November 30, 2018 - 5:00am
November 29, 2018
Members of the St. Scholastica Women's Nordic skiing team train on roller skis on Lester River Road in Duluth recently. (Clint Austin /
Duluth cyclists, pedestrians and roller skiers say dangerous drivers are common
November 29, 2018 - 5:46pm
November 25, 2018
People stroll onto the ice near "Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum" off of Canal Park in 2015. (file / News Tribune)
Ice safety 101: 'Ice is never 100 percent safe'
November 25, 2018 - 7:26pm
Nancy Ziegler bikes by Brighton Beach recently. Steve Kuchera /
Duluth woman continues long history of transcontinental bike rides, backpacking
November 25, 2018 - 5:00am
November 23, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: Along a stream, a mystery explained
November 23, 2018 - 4:00am
November 16, 2018
Gray wolves, like this one, would be open to state hunting and trapping seasons and removed from federal Endangered Species Act protections under a bill passed by the U.S. House Friday. It's unclear if the bill will pass the Senate. National Park Service photo.
House passes bill to allow wolf hunting, trapping
November 16, 2018 - 12:16pm
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: We have liftoff, and other canine calamities
November 16, 2018 - 5:00am
November 14, 2018
The fate of P-22, a mountain lion who lives near Hollywood and has a big fan base, remains unclear. National Park officials say they are optimistic, because the fire in his home, Griffith Park, was fairly small and brief.  National Park Service.
Fate of famed L.A. mountain lions unclear after wildfire scorched their habitat
November 14, 2018 - 2:10pm