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Brad Dokken

A native of Roseau, Minnesota, Brad Dokken graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communications in 1984. He joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1988. Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics. Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.

The 2012 graduate of Red River High School spent parts of four summers from 2019 through 2022 researching the impact of beaver activity on amphibians and invertebrates in Voyageurs National Park.
Believe what you want about acupuncture, Paul Colson says, but it worked for him in his battle against alpha-gal syndrome. He’s back to eating venison and other red meat without any issues.
Event included a catfish excursion on the Red River with volunteer guides from the Red River Catfish Club and a morning shooting clay targets at the Dakota Sporting Clays range west of Grand Forks.
The DNR decision to reduce licenses in Zone 20 was based on several factors, including anticipation the Red Lake Nation would increase tags for their tribal hunt in the 1863 Old Crossing Treaty area.
The goal on this opening day was to catch enough keeper-size walleyes for an evening fish fry that night at Ballard’s Resort, our base for the weekend.
Big sturgeon like the one Dawson Erickson landed have been all over the internet this spring. Landing the fish would have been nearly impossible without help, Dawson's dad, Kevin Erickson, said.
Filled with anticipation, we cast out small jigs tipped with plastic tails below bobbers along a weedy shoreline – perfect spring crappie cover – and waited for them to sink.
Besides their affordability compared with most tackle, jigs are easy to fish once you’ve mastered the “feel.” That’s generally an acquired touch, attained only by experience and time on the water.
The “3 Old Guys” completed the trek Wednesday evening, April 12, more than five weeks and 5,000 miles after leaving Grand Rapids, Minnesota, on March 6.
The increased bag limit results from a 2019 year-class that is “super abundant,” said Edie Evarts, area fisheries supervisor for the DNR in Bemidji.