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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 14, 2018
Scott Rall: Outdoors gifts of all kinds this season
December 14, 2018 - 1:55pm
December 13, 2018
A wolf stalks a fish in Voyageurs National Park. On Thursday, Dec. 13, researchers released the first-ever video of wolves eating fish, and said GPS data shows one pack spent about half their time during several weeks in April and May “hunting" around creeks, namely for spawning suckers and northern pike. Still frame from Voyageurs National Park video
Voyageurs Park wolves are fishing
December 13, 2018 - 7:25pm
December 10, 2018
Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday, Dec. 10. Forum News Service file photo
DNR adjusts Leech Lake walleye regulations
December 10, 2018 - 5:24pm
December 7, 2018
Scott Rall: Patience is required to do great things
December 7, 2018 - 2:14pm
Jay Tomczak of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Warroad, Minn., walks Lake of the Woods Tourism Director Joe Henry through the process of entering the U.S. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, using the new iPad ROAM remote border crossing technology. First available on Minnesota's Northwest Angle in August 2017, ROAM has now been expanded to other sites along U.S.-Canada border waters, CBP said Thursday, Dec. 6. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
U.S. Customs and Border Protection expands ROAM border crossing app
December 7, 2018 - 11:57am
December 5, 2018
Chronic wasting disease possibly found in wild deer in southeast Minnesota
December 5, 2018 - 8:56pm
Despite the threat of bad weather and fishable ice further north, the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show on Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018, still attracted a big crowd. Steve Hoffman / Forum News Service
Hot new ice-fishing gear on display at expo
December 5, 2018 - 6:36pm
Wildlife researcher Austin Homkes, who studies the relationship between wolves and beavers in Voyageurs National Park, stands next to a giant jack pine that turned  out to  be the largest living jack pine measured in the U.S. The tree, located along Namakan Lake in the park, is now the official national jack pine "champion tree." Photo courtesy Thomas Gable
Largest jack pine in U.S. confirmed in Voyageurs Park
December 5, 2018 - 3:36pm
An image of GPS tracking of multiple wolves in six different packs around Voyageurs National Park shows how much the wolf packs avoid each other's range. Image courtesy of Thomas Gable
Voyageurs Park wolves eating beaver and blueberries, but not moose
December 5, 2018 - 3:20pm
December 2, 2018
Minnesota conservation officer-in-training Leah Kampa checks a fisher/martin conibear box set recently in the forests north of Duluth as conservation officer Kipp Duncan watches. Kampa is nearing the end of the months-long process of becoming a conservation officer. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Side by side, veteran Minnesota wardens train rookies
December 2, 2018 - 6:00am
Everything you need for ice fishing and other outdoor winter activities — including ice augers, sleds, shelters, electronics and more — will be on display Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 9, at the sixth annual Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show at the DECC. Forum News Service file photo
Duluth ice fishing show starts Friday as sport remains red hot
December 2, 2018 - 6:00am
November 30, 2018
Many snowmobile trails across the northern Minnesota officially open Saturday, Dec. 1, but there's not enough snow yet to make them safe. Officials say about a foot of snow is needed on the ground to properly groom trails, as well as ample cold to freeze swamps, lakes and streams. File / Forum News Service
Minn. snowmobile trails officially open Saturday, but not enough cold, snow yet for safe riding
November 30, 2018 - 8:07pm
Scott Rall: Perseverance is required to get your roosters
November 30, 2018 - 2:33pm
November 28, 2018
Minnesota conservation officer-in-training Leah Kampa and CO Kipp Duncan wrestled with a deer in a basement last week to move it outside the house. Duncan is currently working in plain clothes to watch Kampa interact with people without a second uniformed officer nearby. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Wardens wrestle deer that crashed into Minn. basement
November 28, 2018 - 2:31pm