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Whooping Crane Migration
Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way into and through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these birds as th...
3/21/17 at 2:26 AM Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps Due March 22 3/20/17 at 2:24 AM
New Law Moves Pheasant Opener to Oct. 7 3/16/17 at 7:17 AM
Groups Urge MN Legislators to Support Hunting, Fishing Fee Increases
The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental groups, including several from the Northland. Forty-eight of t...
3/15/17 at 8:09 AM Virginia’s Hill Named Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor of the Year 3/6/17 at 4:56 AM
Still Time to Share Your Thoughts on Minnesota’s Deer Plan 3/1/17 at 6:52 AM
‘Birds and Brew’ and ‘Bucks and Bologna Night’ Events Highlight Upcoming Spring Banquet Calendar
The spring banquet season for conservation groups across the region is in full swing, and besides raising money for good causes, the events are a good way to bridge the gap between winter and spring, ...
3/13/17 at 6:43 AM DNR Makes Case for Increase in Hunting and Fishing Licenses Fees During Thief River Falls Presentation 2/24/17 at 4:35 AM
Back in the Saddle on the Slow Road to Recovery 2/6/17 at 7:13 AM
Fargo’s Gander Mountain Will Remain Open as Company Files for Bankruptcy
Fargo's Gander Mountain store is not among the 32 the company will close after filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A company spokesman says the following stores will be closed as the company restructures: ...
3/10/17 at 9:31 AM White Bass Caught on Devils Lake Could Be Line-Class World Record 2/19/17 at 8:03 PM
In Next 20 Years, Anglers Will Be ‘Own Worst Enemy’ 1/27/17 at 5:28 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 9:05 AM Introducing the new Clean Water Geocaching Trail 7/21/14 at 2:37 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 8:54 AM
Dayton issues vetoes, signs other bills
A pension bill and parts of an outdoor-program funding bill received governor vetoes Tuesday. The pension bill would have cut payments to retired government workers, which Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton...
5/31/16 at 1:57 PM Outdoors projects receive Minnesota Senate OK 5/4/16 at 8:50 AM
GOP pushes 'smarter government' spending plan 4/28/16 at 9:14 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 8:41 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 9:11 AM Learning to Shoot Zombies 6/26/13 at 9:00 AM
Update: Do Foxes Climb Trees? 12/30/09 at 3:18 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 9:44 PM The undercover search for sheds 4/3/14 at 7:32 PM
The thrill of the hunt 11/7/09 at 2:10 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 1:51 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 12:59 PM The Pataha: The Story of this Painting 10/7/14 at 12:00 PM
Lonesome Barn: The Story of this Painting 7/1/14 at 12:17 PM
Wildlife crossing planned with Highway 85 expansion in Oil Patch
WILLISTON, N.D. A critter crossing large enough to accommodate moose will go under an expanded U.S. Highway 85 near Williston, helping wildlife travel through habitat thats now divided by heavy oilf...
6/28/14 at 11:05 PM Anglers flock to northwest N.D. to snag a paddlefish 5/14/14 at 11:47 AM
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 7:45 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 10:42 PM Saving a dog named Scooter at Gooseberry Falls 10/21/10 at 6:45 PM
July 4 BWCAW blowdown 7/3/09 at 3:00 AM