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January 19, 2018
t06.28.05  Justin Hayworth    mugCOOK  Mug shot of Sam Cook, outdoor reporter.
Passing the hat for a good cause
January 19, 2018 - 6:50am
January 10, 2018
Cousins, Brenda Diver (from left), Ashley Diver, and John Diver are members of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are with Natives Against Heroin. The group holds these signs to inform occupants of known drug houses to offer support and to inform the residents that resources that are available to them. Clint Austin / Forum News Serice
Fond du Lac group continues to take action on drug use
January 10, 2018 - 7:14pm
January 8, 2018
Steve Scherman (left), Mike Peterson (center) and Zach McCarty (right) from the Backus Fire Department team and Sean Hesse (back) of the Pine River Fire Department team compete Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, during the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at the Pine River-Backus high school gym in Pine River, Minn. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Serviceplay button
WATCH: Teams compete in donkey basketball fundraiser
January 8, 2018 - 5:21pm
December 25, 2017
Ralph Henkensiefken of Brainerd, Minn., receives a gift Tuesday, Dec. 19, from volunteers Becky Stock and Ted Anderson. Henkensiefken was nominated for Be a Santa to a Senior, a program encouraging community members to purchase gifts for deserving seniors during the holidays. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Smiles from Santa: Brainerd-area seniors receive a Christmas surprise
December 25, 2017 - 8:00am
December 24, 2017
Workers for Morcon Construction, which contracts with the U.S. Postal Service, work to convert a former hunting shack into the new Embarrass (Minn.) Post Office. Janna Goerdt | Special to Forum News Service
Special delivery: Embarrass, Minn., to get town hub back with return of post office
December 24, 2017 - 6:00am
December 20, 2017
Antiago (left) and Arianna Villanueva-Montoya sit in their 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile Monday which they decorated for the holidays on Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in south Brainerd. Steve Kohls /Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. siblings deck out Volkswagen van for the holidays
December 20, 2017 - 9:07pm
December 16, 2017
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40th anniversary of the Willmar 8: First bank strike in Minnesota was in Willmar
December 16, 2017 - 9:57am
December 14, 2017
Bob Rogers of Marine General Supply stands behind the donation jar for Bob's Bike Drive. Rogers raises money each holiday season to provide bikes for kids. (Sam Cook / Forum Newws Service)
SAM COOK: Help Bob give a kid the gift of wheels
December 14, 2017 - 9:25pm
Airman 1st Class Krishia Baltazar of the 148th Fighter Wing is bringing a yearling dog named Juan home to Duluth from Puerto Rico after the one-eyed dog became inseparable from her during her deployment to help with the hurricane relief efforts. Juan was born at Camp Santiago and has been a stray dog at the base until Baltazar adopted him. (Photo courtesy Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares / DVIDS)play button
'One special dog': Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
December 14, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 13, 2017
Pam Lestico (center) of Little Falls poses with daughters Kelly Miller (left) and Lori Finken after claiming her $1 million Powerball prize.
Northern Minn. resident with 'heart of gold' wins $1 million
December 13, 2017 - 10:44pm
December 8, 2017
Hudda Ibrahim, a professor at St. Cloud Technical and Community College, speaks on the experience of Somali immigrants during a Cultural Thursday talk at Central Lakes College. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Somali refugee aims to help Minnesotans better understand their plight
December 8, 2017 - 9:57am
November 22, 2017
Jason and Jody Ball of Cass Lake Lodge. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Two more northern Minn. resorts pass down ownership to next generation
November 22, 2017 - 1:30pm
November 18, 2017
Justin Markon (foreground) of St. Paul and his dad, Matt Markon of Poplar, walk into the woods Saturday morning, Nov. 18, during opening day of Wisconin's gun deer season. They hunt with other family members and a long-time friend on land they own south of Pattison State Park. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Hunting with history: For this Wisconsiny deer camp, the deer opener comes with 102 years worth of stories
November 18, 2017 - 5:37pm
November 4, 2017
Jim MacGillis watches for deer on Saturday morning, Nov. 4, Minnesota's firearms deer opener, while hunting on land owned by Doug and Linda Appelgren of Wirt, northwest of Grand Rapids. MacGillis, from North Oaks, Minn., was taking part in a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Adult Learn to Hunt Deer program. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Making a new connection: Longtime hunter shares land, wisdom with those new to the scene
November 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
November 3, 2017
The Bender family works on corn harvest this week. From left to right: Patrick Bender, Jenica Bender, Jacob Bender, Jalyn and Jacee Bender, Tristan Bender, Lloyd Bender and Miranda Donahue. (Submitted photo)
After SD farmer dies in accident, town rallies around to help with harvest
November 3, 2017 - 3:04pm