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Put Garbage Where It Belongs
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor recreationists to keep it clean this summer by packing out all trash. All garbage, including used fireworks, should be placed in a proper tras...
6/27/17 at 2:12 PM Game and Fish Pays $644,000 in Property Taxes 6/26/17 at 8:40 AM
National Campaign Focuses on Boating Under Influence 6/20/17 at 3:44 PM
Some State Park, DNR Fees to Rise Modestly Starting Saturday
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resourcesreminds state park visitors, snowmobilers and ATV riders that modest fee increases will go into effect on Saturday. However, the cost of fishing and hun...
6/26/17 at 2:23 PM Nice Fish From the St. Louis River 6/22/17 at 3:02 PM
Wisconsin Hunter Hopes to Raise Money for Stem-Cell Transplant 6/19/17 at 3:51 PM
North Dakota’s Record Walleye Is Iffy, to Say the Least
NOTE: This column originally ran in 2003. I'm re-running it because I was reminded of it by a column by outdoors writer Dennis Anderson in the Minneapolis Star Tribune today about Minnesota's state ...
6/21/17 at 4:50 PM LISTEN: The Secret to Catching Walleyes This Weekend Is … 6/9/17 at 1:24 PM
LISTEN: Pro Angler Ted Takasaki Went 100 Miles by Boat to Catch Walleyes 5/19/17 at 1:57 PM
North Dakota Game Wardens Association Facebook Page Worth a ‘Like’
I received an email this week from Peter Miley, social media representative for the North Dakota Game Wardens Association, to give me a heads-up that the group now has a Facebook page. I checked it o...
6/1/17 at 5:10 PM North Dakota High School Clay Target League Continues to Grow 4/18/17 at 1:18 PM
Blinds for Viewing Drumming Ruffed Grouse, Dancing Sharptails Will Be Available This Spring in the Lake of the Woods Area 3/31/17 at 7:23 AM
Paddlefish Season ‘A Rush’ for Anglers in Northwest ND
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Anglers looking to tangle with the biggest fish in the Missouri River are lining the shorelines in northwest North Dakota this week for paddlefish season. Its a rush, said Randy Ba...
5/2/17 at 6:52 PM Wildlife crossing planned with Highway 85 expansion in Oil Patch 6/29/14 at 12:05 AM
Anglers flock to northwest N.D. to snag a paddlefish 5/14/14 at 12:47 PM
Chatter: Governor Candidates Look at Rural Minnesota
Minnesota's 2018 governor race so far focuses on rural Minnesota, where Republicans did so well in last November's election. A former Republican legislator, who remains involved in politics, said tha...
4/3/17 at 3:41 AM Republicans Want to Delay, Change Buffers Around Minnesota Waters; Dayton Says No Way 3/30/17 at 6:20 AM
Dayton issues vetoes, signs other bills 5/31/16 at 2:57 PM
The Changing Face of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Protection
After 15 years as a nature and wildlife photographer, Dudley Edmondson had photographed mountains and valleys, fuzzy baby bears clinging to tree trunks, and brightly colored orioles perched in branche...
1/24/17 at 10:05 AM Introducing the new Clean Water Geocaching Trail 7/21/14 at 3:37 PM
Use Safety Precautions at Summer Events
Summer fairs and outdoor festivals are important traditions. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and Fargo Cass Public Health are reminding people to take healthy precautions at fairs, festi...
6/13/16 at 9:54 AM
One with the world around me
We all search for inspiration in different ways. My way is the great outdoors. Today I spent a couple hours wandering through Kungsbacka forest, filling my batteries and allowing myself to become one ...
4/2/16 at 9:41 AM
Anger over Cecil the lion isn't about Cecil the lion
People have already begun to question the angerover the killing of Cecil, a lion that lived quite happily in a Zimbabwe national park until Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist originally from North ...
7/30/15 at 10:11 AM Learning to Shoot Zombies 6/26/13 at 10:00 AM
Update: Do Foxes Climb Trees? 12/30/09 at 4:18 AM
Searching for something
Have you ever thought about how much time you spend in a day searching for something? Im always searching searching for my car keys, searching for a dropped stitching needle, searching for story ide...
3/25/15 at 10:44 PM The undercover search for sheds 4/3/14 at 8:32 PM
The thrill of the hunt 11/7/09 at 3:10 AM
Dealing with hunting failure
Strandquist, Minn. There it was. Just a few dozen yards in front of me. A deer skipping through the woods, its big white tail flopping as it leaped over a fallen branch. Unfortunately, this scene play...
11/10/14 at 2:51 PM
Autumn Sail -- The Story of This Painting
The story of the painting,Autumn Sail, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Anyone who spends any time at all outside knows that not all days are sunny and warm -- what we term "perfect....
11/4/14 at 1:59 PM The Pataha: The Story of this Painting 10/7/14 at 1:00 PM
Lonesome Barn: The Story of this Painting 7/1/14 at 1:17 PM
Who knew the catfish were SO BIG!
I recently had the opportunity to go catfishing with the infamous Jason Mitchell for his television show Jason Mitchell Outdoors. As a not-so-avid fisher-(wo)man, I was very nervous about our quest fo...
8/3/12 at 8:45 AM
The glory days of smelting in Duluth
A crowd of about 400 smelters gathers for a small run at the mouth of the Lester River on April 25, 1986. (Steve Stearns / News-Tribune) Up until the 1980s, one of the biggest gatherings in Duluth ea...
4/19/11 at 11:42 PM Saving a dog named Scooter at Gooseberry Falls 10/21/10 at 7:45 PM
July 4 BWCAW blowdown 7/3/09 at 4:00 AM