Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University.
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Griffin Knutson, 7, Grand Forks, caught this channel catfish from shore while fishing the Red Lake River in East Grand Forks. The fish wasn't measured before it was released.
Katelyn Mack, Fargo, and Lacey Riopelle, Bemidji, caught these slab crappies on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods.
Here is the weekly report from Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in northwest Minnesota for June 2: District 1 - Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) checked anglers in...
Q. I’m going on a fly-in fishing trip this summer and am trying to figure out what I should bring for tackle. Do you have any suggestions? A. Gearing up...
Danny Omdahl knew nothing of buffleheads or pelican nests until the local watershed district built a series of five impoundments to manage the floodwaters that sometimes ravaged this tabletop-flat area of northwest Minnesota.
Four of us were on the river catfishing the other night when we saw the dark clouds forming to the south, and the conversation inevitably turned to close encounters of...
A new conservation program the U.S. Department of Agriculture rolled out this week focuses on public-private partnerships and has “huge potential” for North Dakota, the country’s top ag official said Friday.
If you’re a catfish enthusiast or other angler who likes to drop the anchor, you know a good anchor is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can have onboard.
Q. I’ve been hearing a bird this spring, usually near dusk, that makes a kind of creepy, haunting sound. I thought it was a whippoorwill, but when I pointed out the sound last weekend by the campfire, I was corrected and told the bird is actually a Wilson’s snipe. How do the birds produce that sound?
N.D. deer tag deadline is June 4 June 4 is the deadline for North Dakota deer hunters to apply for a 2014 gun season license. Hunters are encouraged to apply...