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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Growing up along the Warroad River next to the flying service, Scott Telle remembers waking up every morning to the sound of Fuzz LePage's floatplane taking off for the 40-mile flight across lake of the Woods to the Northwest Angle. Telle, 47, East Grand Forks, recalls feeling intimidated by the bush pilot, who was quick with the verbal jabs and one-liners. His parents, Dale and Theresa Telle, ran a resort by the beach in Warroad, Minn., and he had to ride his bike past the flying service. If the door was open, Telle recalls, he'd see LePage in his office sitting behind a big wooden desk.
Griffin Knutson, Nolan Knutson and Layton Bakke caught this catfish July 16 on the Red River in East Grand Forks. The fish wasn't measured before being released, said Kyle Knutson,...
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Most hunters don't apologize if their conversations drift to the coming fall hunting season while they are still enjoying summer fishing, camping or one of many other outdoor activities. We're prone to keeping one eye on the bobber and another on the calendar while our imagination ponders what the fields and skies might hold this fall. While we all may have our own ideas of what the fall upland bird seasons might hold, North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists have been gradually gathering data and information on post-winter bird populations.
Openings remain for the 28th annual Cats Incredible catfish tournament, set for Aug. 1-2 on the Red River in East Grand Forks. The tournament is open to 125 two-person teams,...
Walleye released 25-inch minimum • 29 inches and 24 inches—Avery Hedlund, 12, Roseau, Minn., Lake of the Woods. • 28¾ inches—Keith Britten, Karlstad, Minn., Lac Seul, Ont. • 28¼ inches—Pam Anderson, Thompson, N.D., Lake of the Woods. • 27, 26, 26, 25¾ , 25¾ , 25¼, 25 and 25 inches—Josh Britten, Grand Forks, Lac Seul, Ont. • 27 inches—Easton Deede, 4, Bismarck, Devils Lake. • 27 inches—Abby Christian, Lake of the Woods. • 27 inches—Austin Maatz, Grand Forks, Devils Lake. • 25½ inches—Jody Raymond, Grand Forks, Lake of th
Minnesota's congressional delegation is asking Canadian officials to exempt U.S.
North America's spring duck population is at a record high, but returning birds initially found a lower pond count in key areas of the breeding grounds, according to the 2015 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey released earlier this month. The annual survey, which has been conducted jointly by the U.S.
Q. I hear a lot about how zebra mussels are bad for lakes and rivers. How are native mussels different from these invasive species? A. Minnesota has about 50 native mussel species, and they are specially adapted to benefit our aquatic ecosystems. Some native mussels can live for decades, while zebra mussels live only a few years. Native mussel larvae must attach to a fish host for the early stage of life, as compared to zebra mussels, which simply release larvae into the surrounding water.
Lake of the Woods Walleye fishing is strong, and the fish are being caught all over the lake as they transition into midsummer mode, Lake of the Woods Tourism said in this week's fishing report. Anglers are reporting both limits and trophy walleyes for pictures. A variety of methods are producing fish, including jigging, trolling, drifting and downrigging. Try areas around Lighthouse Gap, Archie's Reef and deep water off Stony Point, Garden Island and Little Oak.