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    No Z's, no fish, no problem

    NISSWA — By moonlight or by sunshine, it didn’t seem to matter. Gov. Mark Dayton had nary a bite in two outings Saturday in the 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener on Gull Lake. But that there was sunshine for the second part of Dayton’s fishing marathon made ...

    Predators turned protectors?

    The recovering walleye population on Lake Mille Lacs might get protection from a couple of unlikely fellow Mille Lacs inhabitants this opening weekend and through the 2014 open-water season. ...

    Walleye anglers on Leech, Upper Red rejoice

    It wasn’t that long ago that the only walleye news out of Leech Lake and Upper Red Lake was bad news. No longer. According to the DNR, test netting results on Leech show a strong walleye population as the Cass County lake continues to rebound from walleye ...

    'I wouldn't mind having one wolf pelt on the wall'

    It’s safe to say that there was more disappointment than celebration on the Minnesota wolf hunt front on Wednesday. That’s when lottery results were announced for the first-ever hunt. And with more than 23,000 applicants for 6,000 licenses, nearly three o ...

    Potlatch land deal all but a done deal- finally

    You don’t need to be one of the anglers who frequent the many fishing holes off Green’s Point, or a waterfowl hunter who for years has been drawn to this stretch of the Mississippi River this time of year. Nor must you be a “ricer” in this wild-ricing hav ...

    Big fish in a big pond

    They’re regarded as the top two walleye fisheries in the state, Lake of the Woods and Lake Mille Lacs. A recent AIM tournament and now the Minnesota Tournament Trail Championship would indicate that Lake of the Woods is an unequivocal No. 1, both in the n ...

    Game on

    It was dark and quiet, not unlike hunting at dawn or dusk. And, as with most archery hunts, there was the waiting game, too. Payton Johnston, 8, of Brainerd was a bit anxious at first. But after a little coaching by his father, Jeremy, he settled in and, ...

    Klunker Ride: It's a Cuyuna thing

    Walking through the crowd at the Minnesota State Fair with Moonlander fat bike in tow, Aaron Hautala got some rather interesting looks. Just wait’ll folks get a load of the klunkers. Hautala, a member of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew that has helped ...

    Reports of zebra mussels in Round Lake

    When Gull Lake was listed as infested with zebra mussels in October 2010, it was a package deal: All the lakes in the chain also were categorized as infested with the aquatic invasive species. So while recent reports of zebra mussels in Round Lake in the ...

    Holm-Made in the shade

    Each found their mark somewhere on the makeshift target. And, in area business circles, so has Holm. Even though it’s not quite what he was shooting for. That Holm has established a successful side business doing what he loves is something special, partic ...

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