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September 23, 2018
Working with partner agencies and volunteer citizen-scientists, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has developed a more effective method of sampling spruce grouse populations. (Photo/ Beau Liddell, Minnesota DNR)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR adds security layer to online harvest registration, Remaining North Dakota wild turkey tags available Sept. 26, Minnesota improves spruce grouse survey
September 23, 2018 - 6:01am
September 20, 2018
Teach a kid to hunt small game during Minnesota's Take a Kid Hunting Weekend
September 20, 2018 - 12:42pm
September 19, 2018
An aerial file photo taken in June of the monstrous bog that broke from the shoreline in October 2017 and landed on the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center’s swimming beach. Forum  News Service file photo
Another bog -- not nearly as big -- floats across same northern Minnesota lake
September 19, 2018 - 9:16pm
September 16, 2018
North Dakota's spring duck brood index was up 37 percent from last year, and the fall flight is expected to be up 12 percent, the Game and Fish Department reported. Duck season opens Saturday, Sept. 22, in Minnesota and in North Dakota for resident hunters. Nonresident hunters can hunt waterfowl in North Dakota beginning Saturday, Sept. 29. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
Waterfowl preview: Duck numbers look good in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota despite dry conditions
September 16, 2018 - 6:30am
September 11, 2018
DNR conservation officer Eric Benjamin (right) and firefighters from the Roseau Fire Department explore options for freeing a bear with its head stuck in a cream can Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, northwest of Roseau, Minn. (Photo/ Dawn Knutson via Minnesota DNR)
Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with jaws of life has happy ending
September 11, 2018 - 12:33pm
All's well that ends well, and the bear makes a beeline for freedom Friday, Sept. 7, after being freed from a 10-gallon metal cream can northwest of Roseau, Minn. (Photo/ Minnesota DNR via Dawn Knutson)
Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with jaws of life has happy ending
September 11, 2018 - 11:10am
All's well that ends well, and the bear makes a beeline for freedom Friday, Sept. 7, after being freed from a 10-gallon metal cream can northwest of Roseau, Minn. (Photo/ Minnesota DNR via Dawn Knutson)
Story of bear rescued from a metal cream can with jaws of life has happy ending
September 11, 2018 - 11:10am
September 9, 2018
The Karner blue butterfly is listed as an Endangered species in Minnesota and wherever else it is found. (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Image Library)
A look at Endangered and Threatened species in Minnesota, North Dakota
September 9, 2018 - 7:00am
 A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 15. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Minnesota ruffed grouse outlook tough to predict after last year, biologist says
September 9, 2018 - 6:30am
September 8, 2018
Coming ashore with a canoe full of rice near Green’s Point on the Mississippi River after ricing Wednesday, Sept. 5, Tim, left, and George Hanson prepare to begin the process of bagging the rice for processing. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Wild ricing weathers poor season after torrential rainfall
September 8, 2018 - 4:39pm
September 2, 2018
Hunters likely will have to work harder to put sharp-tailed grouse in the bag this fall as bird numbers continue to feel the effects of widespread drought conditions in 2017. North Dakota's grouse and Hungarian partridge season opens Saturday, Sept. 8. (Photo/ Craig Bihrle, North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
N.D. grouse, partridge numbers continue to lag
September 2, 2018 - 6:00am
August 31, 2018
 Minnesota's public lands provide a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, Aug. 31, as Public Lands Day in Minnesota. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Gov. Mark Dayton proclaims Friday as Public Lands Day in Minnesota
August 31, 2018 - 9:48am
August 30, 2018
Starry stonewort invasive algae. Forum News Service file photo
Volunteers search 187 Minnesota lakes, find only one with invasive algae
August 30, 2018 - 4:26pm
August 26, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Wishing for rain as fall approaches
August 26, 2018 - 6:30am
Large, colored ear tags indicate bears fitted with radio-collars as part of ongoing bear research in Minnesota. The DNR again this year is asking hunters to avoid shooting bears fitted with the tags and collars when season opens Saturday, Sept. 1. (Photo/ Spencer Rettler, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR asks hunters to avoid shooting research bears, Remaining North Dakota deer tags available Sept. 6 etc.
August 26, 2018 - 6:00am