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Minnesota Department of Natural Resource Conservation Officer Ashley Whiteoak shows Rippleside elementary students Haley Shereck (left), Brooke Lamke, and Alyssa Abbott how to set up a tip-up during their outdoor adventure, Wednesday, Feb. 20, on Hanging Kettle Lake. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Video 
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Rippleside Elementary ice fishing adventure
8 hours 30 min ago
February 20, 2019
Fargo native Jim Lanier is seen during the Yukon Quest sled dog race, with signs of frostbite on his nose and a gash to the side of his face, in early February 2019. Photo courtesy: Photo courtesy of Yukon Quest / Julien Schroder
Fargo native oldest to finish toughest sled dog race in the world
February 20, 2019 - 6:23pm
Photo by  Brad Dokken, Forum News Service
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
February 20, 2019 - 2:19pm
February 18, 2019
Cuyuna Lakes Ice Fishing contest results
February 18, 2019 - 8:30am
February 17, 2019
Draft recommendations aim to improve trail sustainability and to enhance user experiences. Proposed changes include adding 14.3 miles of off-highway motorcycle, .9 miles of all-terrain vehicle/off-highway motorcycle and 4.3 miles of horse trail as well as undesignating 5.1 miles of unsustainable trail. Photo Illustration.
Outdoor Notes for Feb. 17
February 17, 2019 - 5:00am
February 16, 2019
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Warroad class sheds light on careers in the outdoors
February 16, 2019 - 3:02pm
A view from the hole of a dark house while sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, Wis. Photo by Jamie Dietman
What's Up Outdoors: In search of sturgeon on Lake Winnebago
February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm
For the first time chronic wasting disease was found in a wild deer in Crow Wing County. Forum News Service file photo
CWD found in wild deer in Crow Wing County
February 16, 2019 - 10:00am
February 15, 2019
Myron and Sue Kaiser started the business originally called Ceason's Sport and Hobby in 1989. Over time, the store evolved into Ceason's Bait & Tackle. The Kaisers recently announced plans to retire and close the bait shop that has been a Crookston, Minn., fixture for the past 30 years. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Retirement on the horizon for Crookston bait shop owners
February 15, 2019 - 4:47pm
Scott Erlandson drives a snow groomer with his friend Matt Holsapple on Thursday, Feb.15, over high mounds of snow at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds. An abundance of snow was unloaded and piled along an elevated track in front of the grandstand for the ISOC MN Regional Snocross at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds Feb. 16-17. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video  
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Sky high grooming for Snocross races
February 15, 2019 - 5:00am
February 14, 2019
A small herd of deer beds down in a wooded area in East Grand Forks this week. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Animals in region surviving ‘traditional’ winter so far
February 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
A sturgeon estimated to weigh 120 pounds was caught in the St. Croix River recently by 
Darren Troseth of Jordan, Minn. It is believed to be the biggest record fish ever caught in Minnesota.
WATCH: Minnesota angler pulls 120-pound sturgeon through ice
February 14, 2019 - 10:50am
February 13, 2019
Duck Dynasty" cast members Uncle Si Robertson (left) and Jay Stone talk with Brainerd dog sledder Maury Duval  Friday, Feb. 8, before the celebrities go dog sledding for the first time near Bay Lake. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Gallery and Video play button
'Duck Dynasty' cast members visit the frozen north
February 13, 2019 - 10:00am
February 12, 2019
Snowboarder Peyton Cook soars above a jump Monday, Feb. 11, at Mount Ski Gull near Nisswa. With abundant snowfalls, this winter is providing snow sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to get out and embrace winter. The lakes region may receive another 2-4 inches of fresh snow through Tuesday. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Snowboarders delight in more fresh powder
February 12, 2019 - 9:00am
Members of the 10,000 Lakes Youth Snowmobile Club take part in a group ride on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Danecdotes: Youth snowmobile club takes off at PLHS
February 12, 2019 - 4:00am