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August 13, 2017
A group of pheasant hunters pauses to water their dogs during a western Minnesota pheasant hunt. Minnesota hunter numbers were down last year compared to 2015. (Forum News Service file photo)
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
August 13, 2017 - 6:00am
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
August 6, 2017
The iconic symbol of the wilderness
August 6, 2017 - 7:25am
August 4, 2017
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Pup tent: On the trail with the yellow dog
August 4, 2017 - 9:02am
July 31, 2017
Victoria Tejes, left, watches some of the largest catfish caught during the Saturday portion of the Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament along with her son, Gabriel, and her niece and nephew Kinley and Callen Quinn. The big cats were kept for display for a few hours before being released with the rest of the fish back to the Red River. (Andrew Haffner/Grand Forks Herald)play button
30 years of Cats Incredible: Anglers hit the Red in search of monster catfish
July 31, 2017 - 4:48pm
Alpine Factory owner Jessica Parcheta helps Henry Schwartz, 12, with his form on the fast moving slope on July 6, 2017 at Alpine Factory in Arden Hills, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Minnesota skiers defy summer heat on giant indoor treadmill — complete with fake snow
July 31, 2017 - 12:53pm
July 30, 2017
Eric Tofte of Grand Marais moves along the shore of a North Shore stream as he plays a brook trout on a July morning. Tofte uses a Tenkara fly rod with no reel, which he finds perfectly suited for fishing small northern Minnesota streams. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Grand Marais angler uses unconventional rods to fish North Shore streams
July 30, 2017 - 12:26pm
Dorothy Molter at her cabin in the Boundary Waters at age 77, in 1984. Ely-based musician Barb Cary Hall has spent the past six years writing a musical about Molter, who spent more than 50 years living alone and tending to tourists on Knife Lake. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Into the woods: An Ely musician has turned ‘Root Beer Lady’ Dorothy Molter’s story into a musical
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
July 28, 2017
Riders in the 2,745-mile Tour Divide backcountry bicycle race from Alberta to New Mexico follow a gravel path in the mountains near Banff, Alberta. Duluth's Jeremy Kershaw, who took this photo, was one of seven Duluth riders who took part in the race and one of five who finished. (Jeremy Kershaw photo)
Back from the high country: Cyclists describe trials of 2,745-mile race
July 28, 2017 - 6:00am
July 25, 2017
North Dakota state park entrance fees increase Aug. 1
July 25, 2017 - 3:34pm
July 23, 2017
Jake Boyce gathers up Mike and Katelynn Buchanan over a spot near a tall cliff on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, so they can get a look at the remains of the shipwreck Madeira, a schooner-barge that sank near the shore just north of Split Rock Lighthouse in 1905. Bob King / Forum News Service
North Shore tour offers kayakers a glimpse of Split Rock shoreline
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
Elizabeth Vaughn, center, leads a sunset kayak tour past the aerial lift bridge on Saturday, July 8, 2017, on Superior Bay in Duluth, Minn. Vaughn works for The Duluth Experience. The Duluth Experience leads a variety of Kayak tours. Mike Krebs / Forum News Service
A night on the town -- and on the water
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
Jake Boyce (foreground), one of Day Tripper's founders, paddles on Lake Superior with Mike and Katelynn Buchanan of North Vernon, Ind., beneath the rock cliff dominated by Split Rock Lighthouse on the morning of July 19, 2017. Bob King / Forum News Service
Sharing Duluth's outdoor adventures: Tour companies offer visitors guided experiences on trails and on the water
July 23, 2017 - 6:00am
July 22, 2017
A more outdoorsy classroom could help kids in school
July 22, 2017 - 10:00am
July 21, 2017
A Minnesota angler holds a walleye before releasing it. Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will remain closed longer than originally planned because the state has killed too many fish this year, officials said Friday, July 21. File photo / Forum News Service
Walleye fishing on Minnesota's Mille Lacs to remain closed longer
July 21, 2017 - 3:28pm