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February 15, 2018
A large bull moose moves through a Northeastern Minnesota forest during last year's aerial population survey. Moose numbers are fairly stable again this year but remain at a low level. Photo by Mike Schrage.
Minnesota moose numbers low but stable
February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 12, 2018
A timber wolf photographed in Duluth Saturday morning had part of a wire snare wrapped tightly around its muzzle. Officials were unable to capture the wolf as it moved through the city. The wolf was eventually shot and killed by a Duluth police officer. Photo courtesy of Kelly Looby.
Wolf, entangled in snare, shot and killed in Duluth
February 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
February 6, 2018
Lawsuits, contested case hearings could decide final outcome for Polymet permit
February 6, 2018 - 7:59pm
January 26, 2018
The idea for the dog park came from the Crosslakers group that worked with the Minnesota Design Team in the fall of 2016. Mike O'Connell, who is spearheading the effort, told the city council in a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 18, about the group's hope to put the park on a piece of Department of Natural Resources property at 14472 County Road 36. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Crosslake: Possible location identified for dog park
January 26, 2018 - 7:00am
January 22, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources-owned fire tower, which closed to the public last year, was built in 1934. In 2017, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Forum News Service photo
County looks to acquire historic fire tower overlooking northern Minn. forests
January 22, 2018 - 9:52pm
January 19, 2018
DNR to reduce walleye fingerling stocking
January 19, 2018 - 6:57pm
The cab of the Pequot Lakes fire tower was once used by the Department of Natural Resources forestry to watch for wildfire. Today, the tower sits empty due to budgetary issues and constant vandalism. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal file photo
Crow Wing County looks to acquire Pequot Lakes fire tower
January 19, 2018 - 5:00am
January 18, 2018
Coyotes are often mistaken for wolves in this part of the Minnesota. This graphic shows the differences in sizes between the two animals. Graphic courtesy of the International Wolf Center
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
January 18, 2018 - 2:01pm
January 7, 2018
Volunteers are needed to trek into the woods later this winter to look for spruce grouse fecal pellets, which are typically long, skinny and greenish black. Minnesota DNR photo.
Volunteers needed to count spruce grouse poop
January 7, 2018 - 7:25am
December 21, 2017
William Vagts of Isabella re-enacts the moment when he got down on one knee and grabbed the bear around the neck moments before it would have eaten his corgie Darla. Darla (far left) watches warily from the steps Wednesday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. man recounts how he saved his dog from black bear
December 21, 2017 - 4:50pm
December 20, 2017
Zebra mussels are small, fingernail-sized animals that attach to solid surfaces in water.   Forum News Service file photo
Minn. lakes survey shows frustration with DNR
December 20, 2017 - 4:39pm
December 4, 2017
Isle Royale was down to just two wolves in the winter of 2016-17, when this photo was taken. Now, trail cameras appear to show just one wolf remains as the National Park Service nears a final decision on when to bring new wolves to the island. Courtesy photo / Michigan Technological University
Park Service nearing decision on Isle Royale wolves
December 4, 2017 - 6:35pm
December 1, 2017
Ice Not Safe: Safety tips offered to anglers on ice
December 1, 2017 - 4:00am
November 29, 2017
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NWS warns of fire danger in lakes area
November 29, 2017 - 7:23pm
Staked and frozen into the shallow water of North Long Lake in front of Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center, the bog will spend the winter on the swimming beach at the Merrifield camp. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video


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Bog on North Long to remain in place for winter
November 29, 2017 - 5:00am