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Frank Walsh of Bay Store Camp on Oak Island shared this photo Thursday of open water between Oak and Flag islands on Lake of the Woods' Northwest Angle. Much of Big Traverse Bay, which forms the Minnesota portion of the lake, remains ice covered although conditions are deteriorating near shore. (Photo courtesy of Frank Walsh, Bay Store Camp)
Outdoors report: Ice retreating on region's lake
2 hours 2 min ago
Sam Cook
The trout don't know how lucky they are
2 hours 20 min ago
Prior to 1976 paddlefish harvest was not allowed in North Dakota. (North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: A look at the history of paddlefish snagging — and regulations — in North Dakota
10 hours 18 min ago
April 25, 2018
The northwest Minnesota property owned by Wayne and Keith Johnson includes a mix of aspen woodlands and sedge meadows near the Manitoba border. (Submitted photo)
Conservation easement protects northwest Minnesota habitat
April 25, 2018 - 3:31pm
Josh Andrews of Larimore, N.D., released this 56-inch sturgeon Monday, April 23 -- the first time he'd ever fished sturgeon --near the mouth of the Rainy River. Landing the fish took more than 20 minutes, Andrews said, adding, "that was way too much fun!"
Josh Andrews sturgeon
April 25, 2018 - 12:08pm
April 24, 2018
Handguns are lined at at a booth during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., April 10, 2015. Caught in an angry social media storm, a number of marketers have ended promotions linked to the NRA, but it’s unclear whether boycotts have a lasting impact. (Joe Buglewicz/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
April 24, 2018 - 3:36pm
April 22, 2018
Brad Dokken: Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
April 22, 2018 - 6:39am
'Dr. John' left a legacy of giving back to wildlife
April 22, 2018 - 6:35am
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
Mike Jacobs: Identify a meadowlark without seeing its breast
April 22, 2018 - 6:32am
April 22, 2018 - 6:19am
Dan Wilfond, a fisheries specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at French River, holds a 63.7-inch, 70-pound female lake sturgeon during DNR sampling on the St. Louis River in April last year. The fish was fitted with an acoustic transmitter, and its movements are being monitored as part of an ongoing study by several agencies. (Minnesota DNR photo)
Sturgeon solutions: Biologists seek reasons for lack of fish’s reproduction on St. Louis River
April 22, 2018 - 6:05am
Larry Gadaire of Grand Forks stands by two of the boats -- a canoe and kayak -- he built in his shop. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)play button
Grand Forks craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
April 22, 2018 - 6:02am
North Dakota's paddlefish snagging season opens Tuesday, May 1. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Outdoors notebook: Light goose hunters should monitor travel conditions, North Dakota paddlefish season opens May 1 etc.
April 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Sam Cook
Sam Cook: Heading down a new trail with plenty of old friends
April 22, 2018 - 6:00am
April 21, 2018
The ticks have been waiting for warmer weather, and they are hungry
April 21, 2018 - 3:35pm