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February weather was colder, drier than average
4 injured in one-vehicle crash near Kathryn
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
4 injured in head-on crash near Kathryn, N.D.
Children keep Minnesota man's memory alive after battle with cancer
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MEN'S TENNIS: Saturday's results
COLLEGE BASEBALL: Sunday's results
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Sunday's results
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Sunday's results
WOMEN'S BOWLING: Sunday's results
COMING HOME: The value of art, music not easy to measure
Q & A with ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ star
The Red Carpet: Saving the best for last
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Leonard S. Kouba
Gordon R. "Bud" Salem
Caitlin J. Erickson
Donna M. Reck
Clifford A. Myhre
The lake trout grow big on Saganaga Lake along the Canadian border
DOUG LEIER: Bald eagles weren't always abundant in N.D.
NICE FISH: Big catches this week
OUTDOORS CALENDAR: Fat tire time trials ... Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Day ...
BRAD DOKKEN: Snowshoe hike tells a story
OUR OPINION: Lawmakers send clear signal to higher-ed board
LLOYD OMDAHL: Legislative damage is sustainable -- so far
Crossover report: Much accomplished, but work remains
LETTER: Reject devil's bargain of Keystone XL
LETTER: UND coalition supports 'high-risk alcohol' ordinances
June 22, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Biology doesn’t justify slot limits in N.D.
I’m no master angler, but I do understand how anglers will successfully use a technique, lure or presentation on one lake and then try that same strategy on another body of water.
June 22, 2014 - 7:20am
June 15, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Follow live bait rules to ensure good fishing
In 1988 when I was a sophomore in high school, I was more than happy to catch a few perch, walleyes or northern pike — and sometimes, even bullheads. It seems I never had a problem finding the yellow-bellied, numerous-yet-undesirable fish, even when the number of fishing waters...
June 15, 2014 - 9:45am
May 18, 2014
DOUG LEIER: ANS poses lingering threat to N.D. waters
You’ve made your list and are checking it twice — anticipation for fishing is growing faster than your lawn this spring. Current license — got it. Life jackets — check. Next stop, open-water fishing 2014. The only thing holding you back from a day on the water is Mother...
May 18, 2014 - 1:30pm
May 4, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Bighorn sheep hold their own in N.D.
In terms of sheer hunter interest and popularity, the question of, “How’d the deer and pheasants make it through the winter?” is asked more often than, “What’s the latest on the bighorn sheep population?”
outdoors / wildlife
May 4, 2014 - 11:30am
April 27, 2014
DOUG LEIER: ‘One-over’ fish limit not yet necessary in N.D.
Heading into this spring, most anglers will agree that fishing in North Dakota the past couple of years is as good as it’s ever been. It could get even better this year. But even in this time of plenty, the state Game and Fish Department still hears angler concerns over real or...
April 27, 2014 - 3:52pm
April 20, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Paddlefish regulations aim to conserve
In my early years with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, I was a district game warden. Before assuming responsibility for a district, new wardens learn different required skills from experienced wardens at stations around the state. My primary training warden was Kurt...
outdoors / fishing
April 20, 2014 - 8:55am
April 13, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Deer meeting recap
Most of us would already assume that April is a busy month for fisheries biologists, as ice-out brings pike spawning, then walleye spawning and initiation of all the other management work that corresponds with open water.
April 13, 2014 - 9:15am
March 23, 2014
DOUG LEIER: A rundown on N.D. spring light goose season regulations
In case you missed it at the time, when temperatures were subzero and the countryside was white, North Dakota’s spring light goose season opened Feb. 15 and continues through May 18. At the same time, while most people probably wouldn’t have anticipated the first sightings...
March 23, 2014 - 10:30am
March 9, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Minor changes on tap for N.D. fishing season that begins April 1
North Dakota’s fishing regulations are different than any other set of regulations the state Game and Fish Department produces. While they all cover laws, limits and season lengths, the fishing regulations cover a two-year period, while the others are developed annually. Fortunately,...
March 9, 2014 - 9:00am
February 23, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Annual midwinter surveys shed added light on waterfowl trends
One of the most interesting facets of being an outreach biologist is the variety of work involved. A few weeks ago, I assisted with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s midwinter waterfowl survey, as I’ve done in the past, and which biologists across the nation...
outdoors / wildlife
February 23, 2014 - 10:00am
February 16, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Meetings offer chance for public to weigh in on deer management
For the past decade or so, North Dakota has had about 100,000 active deer hunters, plus or minus a few thousand in any given year. All of us should be interested in the upcoming series of deer management meetings the North Dakota Game and Fish Department...
outdoors / hunting
February 16, 2014 - 9:45am
February 2, 2014
DOUG LEIER: Darkhouse spearing yet another way to enjoy banner pike numbers
I’ve always enjoyed my own little internal debates, like would I rather have a 12-ounce hamburger steak for a little less price than an 8-ounce ribeye? And the same concept applies to the outdoors. Would you rather catch 15 decent perch or three big pike during a few hours of...
February 2, 2014 - 12:30pm