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January 19, 2019
Devils Lake Fire Chief Jim Moe stands next to some of the fish caught in January 2015 during the Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department's Ice Fishing Tournament on Devils Lake. The tournament is a fundraiser for the fire department. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
BRAD DOKKEN: All systems go for 35th annual DL ice tourney
20 hours 46 min ago
Erin Altemus leaves home for a quick run with a team of six dogs recently. Altemus and musher husband Matt Schmidt have 40 sled dogs at their home three miles off the Gunflint Trail. Altemus is competing in this year’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Serviceplay button
Cook County couple builds life around mushing at remote Minn. home
21 hours 29 min ago
Jamie Dietman with a trout he caught recently.
What's Up Outdoors: Good friends, new lakes make for fun fishing
January 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Snow flies past snowmobilers Thursday, Dec. 27, on Cross Lake. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Successful snowmobile rides start with safety mindset
January 19, 2019 - 9:00am
January 18, 2019
Tom Rost of Devils Lake watches his electronics for signs of fish Tuesday, Jan. 15, while fishing in a SnoBear. Rost manages Newby's Ace Hardware Bait and Tackle in Devils Lake, offering an extensive line of fishing supplies in addition to guided SnoBear trips through Lake Country Guide Services and the store, which owns two SnoBears. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
SnoBears a popular option for mobility-minded anglers in ND
January 18, 2019 - 7:59pm
The 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start at noon Sunday, Jan. 27 at Billy's Bar just north of Duluth and end, probably sometime Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino. The race is now one-way and about 100 miles shorter than previous years. File photo / Forum News Service
Shorter Beargrease marathon will be one-way race
January 18, 2019 - 4:57pm
January 17, 2019
Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard measures the ice Thursday, Jan. 17, as Clint Meyer with the Brainerd Jaycees and his son Quinnten Meyer watch. The ice check was to make sure there would be enough ice for the annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. The contest is scheduled Jan. 26. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
16 inches of ice: Sheriff gives blessing for Jaycees' Ice Fishing Extravaganza
January 17, 2019 - 7:05pm
January 15, 2019
Anglers are encouraged to take a kid ice fishing Jan. 19-21
January 15, 2019 - 7:00am
January 13, 2019
This emaciated deer in Iowa County, Wis., was later confirmed to have CWD. Most animals that carry the disease look healthy. It's only in the final stages where they become sickly looking. Wisconsin DNR photo.
CWD battle heats up in Minnesota: Fatal deer disease keeps spreading, has crossed species
January 13, 2019 - 2:04pm
What's Up Outdoors: Waiting for consistent ice, hot bite on area lakes
January 13, 2019 - 6:30am
January 12, 2019
Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken: Time outdoors fuels sense of anticipation
January 12, 2019 - 3:39pm
Sarah Strommen, new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, holds a big walleye she landed during the 2018 Governor's Fishing Opener near Willmar, Minn. An avid hunter and angler, Strommen previously was an assistant DNR commissioner. Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR
New Minn. DNR commissioner outlines challenges, priorities and opportunities as she begins new job
January 12, 2019 - 2:52pm
Natural Resources Commissioner, Sarah Strommen.
Inside the Outdoors: New DNR Commissioner faces tough assignment
January 12, 2019 - 8:00am
January 11, 2019
After about 14 inches of fresh snow from two storms, a snowmobiler’s light pierces the night on the Paul Bunyan State Trail Saturday, Jan. 5, near Merrifield. The snowcovered trail is a major artery for snowmobilers throughout the winter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Videoplay button
Paul Bunyan Trail At Night
January 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
January 10, 2019
Moose and wolves on Isle Royale, like these shown here in a 2011 photo, won't be studied this winter for the first time since 1958 if the federal government shutdown doesn't end soon.  Courtesy of Michigan Tech
Isle Royale wolf, moose study lost to federal shutdown
January 10, 2019 - 8:11pm