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August 10, 2018
Taking advantage of the warm summer day, boaters were coming and going Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the public access on Gull Lake's Hole-in-the-Day...
August 10, 2018 - 10:00am
July 24, 2018
Paddling Into the Sparkles
Ginger Engelkes of Willmar paddles her board Saturday on Gull Lake. Her family was vacationing in the area. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
July 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
July 21, 2018
Baxter woman turns 103, goes fishing
BAXTER—Helen Woods recently turned 103 years old. And to celebrate her birthday, the Baxter resident did what anyone in the Brainerd lakes...
July 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
July 15, 2018
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
LAKE SHORE—Although the metal swing set in my childhood backyard was firmly tethered to the ground, it shuddered with an eerie creak when...
July 15, 2018 - 11:00am
June 27, 2018
'A big log in the road': Famed Ojibwe chief leaves checkered legacy 150 years after assassination
"They said Hole-in-the-Day was like a big log in the road, too high to get over, too big to go around."
June 27, 2018 - 10:00am
June 9, 2018
What's Up Outdoors: Fishing kicks into high gear, really fast
And summer is turning real fishy, real fast. With events running into each other and throw in a few guide trips, the boat has been loaded for bass, then walleye, and then repeat over and over.
June 9, 2018 - 11:30am
June 6, 2018
MN Fishing Challenge teams raise more than $300,000
A rainy day did not hamper the 320 anglers fishing the 10th annual Fleet Farm Minnesota Fishing Challenge—a multi-species, fundraising...
June 6, 2018 - 8:00am
June 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: A fishy issue
I find this whole muskie-gate stocking controversy pretty hilarious, if not downright sad in logic. The anti-muskie stocking crowd has basically came up with these arguments: 1) muskies aren't natural to the lake, 2) they eat walleye, 3) It is my lake, so leave it alone.
June 2, 2018 - 7:30am
May 30, 2018
Minnesota muskies: Exciting catch or monster nuisance?
NISSWA—The long-running controversy over the stocking of Minnesota's lakes with muskies — a fish with plenty of fans and foes —...
May 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 11, 2018
Area bait-and-tackle shops gear up for fishing opener after long winter
It's a waiting game. Area bait-and-tackle shops have been waiting weeks for the never-ending winter to relent and the coming of an overdue spring...
May 11, 2018 - 3:00am
May 6, 2018
A presidential visit: U of M head speaks in Brainerd lakes
EAST GULL LAKE—University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler wants outstate residents to know the state's largest institution of higher...
May 6, 2018 - 9:00am
May 4, 2018
Will ice go out in time for fishing opener?
What are bait store owners being asked this time of year? "Do you have any minnows, and will the ice go out," said Sherree Wicktor, owner of...
May 4, 2018 - 11:41am
What a difference a year makes
Taken a year ago on April 27, 2017 (left): Gull Lake beachside seating at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa accommodates viewing of wide open water...
May 4, 2018 - 3:00am
March 2, 2018
Women-only ice fishing tourney on Saturday
GULL LAKE—Women Anglers of Minnesota is hosting its first Women Only Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday on Gull Lake. Women are flooding into the sport of ice fishing, as shown by this sold-out ice fishing tournament, according to a news release. "Come and see history as grandmas,...
March 2, 2018 - 12:30pm
March 1, 2018
Frozen Fore brings golfers to Gull Lake
Golfers hit the green at various bars and restaurants near Gull Lake Saturday, Feb. 24, for the 13th annual Frozen Fore event. Many golfers dressed...
March 1, 2018 - 5:00am