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Brad Dokken

Brad Dokken

Outdoor writer/columnist

A native of Roseau, Minnesota, Brad Dokken graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Music in 1984. He joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors writer and columnist since 1998. He has won awards for his writing from the North Dakota Newspaper Association, the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association, among others. In 2020, Dokken was recipient of the national Conservation Achievement Award from Ducks Unlimited, "in appreciation for outstanding contributions to wetland conservation." Dokken speaks English. Reach him at or by phone at (701) 780-1148.

The mountain lion was about 150 yards away, and Donny Haas had the wind in his favor.
The bipartisan legislation would invest nearly $1.4 billion annually in proactive efforts to help wildlife at risk.
Cougar sightings have become more common in Minnesota than they were 20 years ago, but the Department of Natural Resources maintains the state does not have a breeding population of the big cats.
Closer to home, I’ve never encountered anything that rivals a mountain lion, but there definitely have been a few encounters that stand out.
The ice road across Lake of the Woods, which will allow visitors traveling by road to bypass Canada, is scheduled to open Friday.
The zone’s predetermined harvest limit of eight was reached Tuesday afternoon, the Game and Fish Department said.
Angling license violations topped the list of violations encountered for many DNR conservation officers.
The plans were developed jointly between the Minnesota DNR and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and reflect the current “best practices” for fish passage.
Itasca State Park’s “Twinkle Light Trail” is located in the Bear Paw Campground and offers visitors a view of twinkling lights to match the starry night sky.
The task at hand: Make 50 pounds of venison sausage – 15 pounds of summer sausage, 10 pounds of snack sticks and 25 pounds of Polish sausage – over the next day and a half.