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Green Island Preserve has 12 kick sleds free for use on a first come. first serve basis. Ten of them are Norweigan models, one is a Finnish model and another a racing model. Brian Hansel / Forum News Service
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
11 hours 46 min ago
2017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
13 hours 28 min ago
February 20, 2018
Complaints of garbage and wood blocks left behind were reported and investigated. Fish house owners are reminded to remove all blocking under their houses so area residents don’t have to do shore clean-up. Littering still remains an issue on the lakes. Mn DNR file photo.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 21, 2018
February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 18, 2018
After helping construct a snow shelter, fifth-grader Gianna Figueroa of Hibbing keeps watch on a fishing tip-up during a Cherry School outing on Long Lake near Cherry on Feb. 9. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Taking the classroom to the lake
February 18, 2018 - 11:25am
Archers from the Crosslake Community School Archery Team participated in the 2018 Hill City Region 2 Archery Tournament held Feb. 10 in Hill City. Submitted photo
Outdoor Notes for Feb. 18
February 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Volunteer wildlife technician Nate Wesenberg (right) and Brian Dirk, animal survey coordinator at Camp Ripley, check the operations of the small transmitter backpack worn by Victor, who was captured and released Feb. 9 at Camp Ripley.
Second golden eagle captured and released at Camp Ripley
February 18, 2018 - 10:00am
February 17, 2018
What's Up Outdoors
February 17, 2018 - 11:30am
Silver medallist John-Henry Krueger of the U.S. celebrates. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Mettle to medal: John Henry Krueger perseveres to podium in 1,000 meters
February 17, 2018 - 10:34am
February 16, 2018
Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, who will turn 23 in March, has 41 World Cup victories.
Like many great champions, Mikaela Shiffrin is compelling, and human, in defeat
February 16, 2018 - 9:37am
February 14, 2018
Hermantown’s Austin Danelski rounds a gate during his second run at the state alpine ski meet Wednesday at Giants Ridge. Danelski won the boys’ event with a combined time of 1:10.96. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Hermantown skier wins Minn. high school Alpine skiing championship
February 14, 2018 - 9:49pm
A rare, little, feathered visitor appeared unexpectedly in Baxter Tuesday morning. This is only the fourth boreal owl recorded in 80 years in Crow Wing County, according to the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Rare owl sighting: Tiny boreal owl visits Baxter
February 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
February 13, 2018
NR Pilot Brad Maas (Brainerd) worked on deer surveys in Deer Permit Area 241. We use two helicopters in this area, which is very large and includes more than 250 plots to check. Conditions were very good and low temperatures helped with visibility by keeping snow in the fields. It’s been at least three winters since there was adequate snow to survey this permit area. Many deer were observed, including some still carrying antlers.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 13, 2018
February 13, 2018 - 10:00am
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 11, 2018
Beth Holst of Duluth is recovering from a 21-foot fall from her deer stand in November. She sustained a broken leg in the accident and uses a cane for stability as she heals. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minn. woman still healing from November deer-stand fall
February 11, 2018 - 8:44am
Sam Cook
Changing landscapes: When a hunting or fishing territory slips away
February 11, 2018 - 7:40am