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April 20, 2019
What's Up Outdoors: Ready for Rainy River sturgeon
April 20, 2019 - 4:30am
April 14, 2019
Hannah Mishler, a conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, visits with Wyatt Casavan (from left) of Red Lake Falls, Minn., Cameron Dahedl of Bemidji and Kevin Longtin (partially obscured, far right) of Grand Forks on Friday, April 5, 2019, during a check of anglers fishing the Rainy River near Clementson, Minn. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
All in a day’s work on the Rainy River
April 14, 2019 - 8:01am
April 7, 2019
Headwaters Lake outpost camp, as seen in July 1996. The outpost camp is about a 120-mile floatplane ride from Red Lake, Ont., a departure point for outdoor adventures about 425 miles northeast of Grand Forks. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Dokken: Return trip to northern Ontario fly-in camp on tap
April 7, 2019 - 8:22am
April 4, 2019
Lakeshore property owners gather for a political rally July 29, 2018, in Isle, centered on co-management of Mille Lacs Lake. Restrictions on walleye fisheries has been sore point for local economies for decades. This year, the Minnesota DNR announced anglers can harvest one walleye between 21-23 inches, or over 28 inches, between May 11-May 31. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am
March 31, 2019
Brad Dokken
Dokken: Remembering a long-ago fishing trip on the Rainy River
March 31, 2019 - 8:14am
A male sharp-tailed grouse puts on a dancing display in this undated photo from the North Dakota prairie. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' area wildlife office in Baudette offers two blinds for viewing dancing sharptails in the spring. Courtesy of North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors? Here are 7 things to do this spring
March 31, 2019 - 8:05am
March 10, 2019
Capt. Red Gibson, proprietor of Nauti-Gal Fishing Adventures out of Naples, Fla., pilots his 29-foot Intrepid offshore fishing boat on a recent trip. John Myers / Forum News Service
Florida fishing frenzy: “Guns! Guns! Guns!” Group’s Gulf grouper gathering goes great
March 10, 2019 - 7:05am
March 3, 2019
Trust for Public Land works to protect Aitkin County land
March 3, 2019 - 9:30am
Henry Hansen and McKenzie Hauger of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln surgically implant an acoustic transmitter into a Red River catfish in May 2017 in Grand Forks. Hansen recently published his master's thesis on his Red River work. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Research begins to shed light on Red River catfish travels: Tagging and telemetry study also looks at potential harvest impacts
March 3, 2019 - 7:05am
February 24, 2019
The moon offered a spectacular view Tuesday as it rosy over the snowy horizon of Lake of the Woods. Jim Stinson / special to Forum News Service
Watching the ‘Super Snow Moon’ in a special place
February 24, 2019 - 6:05am
February 5, 2019
Beginning March 1, the aggregate walleye-sauger limit on Lake of the Woods will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleyes allowed, same as summer regulations. In addition, walleye and sauger fishing on Rainy River and Four-Mile Bay will be catch-and-release only from March 1 through April 14. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Forum News Service)
Fishing regulations change March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
February 5, 2019 - 4:19pm
December 23, 2018
Brad Dokken
Dokken: Panoptix the new wave in fishing technology
December 23, 2018 - 7:56am
Brandon Greene of Grand Forks holds up one of the custom ice rods he made for a customer. Owner of Hooked Custom Rods, Greene makes the rods in a shop in his Grand Forks home and is so busy he seldom finds time to fish in the winter. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
‘From his hand to yours,’ custom rod builder lands a keeper
December 23, 2018 - 7:05am
December 16, 2018
A frozen river and ideal ice conditions provided the opportunity for both ice fishing and shinny hockey last weekend in northern Minnesota. Brad Dokken, Forum News Service
Dokken: Ambitious weekend serves up great memories
December 16, 2018 - 11:53am
December 9, 2018
Hundreds of anglers converge every spring on the Rainy River for the opportunity to catch trophy pre-spawn walleyes that swim into the river from Lake of the Woods. Walleye fishing during the spring season on the Rainy River will be catch-and-release only beginning March 1. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tighter regulations set for March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
December 9, 2018 - 6:00am