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March 12, 2017
Mac Eigen with his first Lake Winnepeg walleye. Submitted photo
Walleyedan: Wandering after Winnipeg walleyes
March 12, 2017 - 7:00am
March 11, 2017
Snow kiters ride the wind across Mille Lacs Lake. 
Submitted photo
13th annual Kite Crossing boasts near perfect race conditions
March 11, 2017 - 12:02pm
March 9, 2017
The bald eagles featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' EagleCam have their first chick of 2017. The egg hatched today Thursday, March 9, and the second egg has a pip (scientific term for the hole the chick makes with its egg tooth on the end of its beak) that is getting larger. Mn DNR EagleCam.
First eaglet of 2017 arrives on Mn DNR's EagleCam
March 9, 2017 - 2:27pm
March 8, 2017
Conservation officer Tim Collette (Crosslake) checked many groups of late season anglers targeting perch, crappies, and sunfish. Success was fair with some nice bags of fish seen.  Remembering to purchase new angling licenses seemed to be a reoccurring issue, with several anglers found with expired ones. One group packed up and left in a hurry when the officer was seen on the ice. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Conservation Officer Report: Anglers reminded to buy new license
March 8, 2017 - 10:12am
March 4, 2017
The author holds a rainbow trout caught on a recent fishing trip.
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What's Up Outdoors: Focus on new species for late ice fishing success
March 4, 2017 - 7:26pm
Outdoor Notes
March 4, 2017 - 7:20pm
Steve Baumann, owner of Vexilar, Inc., holds a crappie caught on a recent outing with the author. 
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Walleyedan: The changing face of fishing: Spending a day on the water with Vexilar owner
March 4, 2017 - 7:19pm
March 3, 2017
Conservation Officer Report: Ice houses must be removed by Monday
March 3, 2017 - 11:52pm
March 2, 2017
Baby’s breath plant growing in grassland in Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Weed of the Month: Baby's Breath
March 2, 2017 - 9:52am
February 28, 2017
The Brule River splits in two at Devil's Kettle Falls in Judge C.R. Magney State Park. Water cascading into the upper cavernous kettle (at left) seems to disappear.play button
Where does it go? Minnesota's Devil’s Kettle waterfall mystery solved
February 28, 2017 - 11:46pm
Ben Collette recently snapped this photo of the moon rising over a fish house on Lake Edward.
Conservation Officer Report: Lakes continue to deteriorate, use caution
February 28, 2017 - 1:58pm
February 25, 2017
Outdoor Notes
February 25, 2017 - 7:06pm
Snowkites are seen in flight on a frozen lake.
Special to the Brainerd Dispatch
Mille Lacs Kite Crossing: Local competitors set to defend titles
February 25, 2017 - 7:01pm
Walleyedan's daughter Alex Eigen holds up a crappie caught on a recent outing in the area. 
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Walleyedan: Late-ice panfishing at its best
February 25, 2017 - 6:11pm
Jupiter, a yellowish beacon, rises in the east during the evening hours. By month's end it'll clear the horizon less than an hour after sunset. The giant planet also dominates the predawn sky, shining below Arcturus, the bright anchor of Bootes, the herdsman. Meanwhile, in the south, Saturn hovers over the Teapot of Sagittarius, just to the left of the red star Antares, the heart of Scorpius. Minnesota Starwatch
Minnesota Starwatch March 2017: Look before mid-March to see Venus in full glory
February 25, 2017 - 4:30pm
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