STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Birthdays and spinnerbaits
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The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday May 22 and, with it, the many milestones it ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 4:07 PM
NEW PLATEAUS End of Extinction?
In the future, we might be able to worry about one less thing: extinction. This goes for species whose numbers are currently low, but also for those which no longer walk the earth.
Advances made now... Posted on 3/25/13 at 9:28 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Higher fees, no early fishing opener in compromise
Minnesotas hunting and fishing license fees would increase and wolves could be hunted and trapped under a compromise that state House and Senate negotiators have worked out.
However, the much-discuss... Posted on 4/27/12 at 11:20 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Slime, Blood, Fur, Feathers
My alarm woke me up earlier than I was used to, but on this day I needed to wake up with the fishes to check out the local fish market. Live eels, snakes, frogs, fowl, and much more, the wet market--a... Posted on 3/24/12 at 9:04 AM
THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW Seine Fishing in Southwest Minnesota
I was driving home the back way today, as I do always now that hwy 60 is being worked on, and I took the dirt road past Lake Bella rather than the tarmac. I love going that way because its much more... Posted on 3/19/12 at 6:43 AM
Invasive species has potential to cause ecological devastation
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — Since this spring, sampling plates have been dangling from the bottom of navigation buoys throughout the Iowa Great Lakes so Department of Natural Resources staff can monitor for the appearance of zebra mussels, an invasive species that has plagued bodies of water not just in Iowa and Minnesota, but throughout at least 29 states across the U.S.
Southwest Minnesota taking steps to stop Asian carp migration
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will open bids on Wednesday for the first-ever electric fish barrier to be constructed in the Iowa Great Lakes. It will also be the first in the entire state.
Event is scheduled to coincide with Take a Kid Fishing Weekend
WORTHINGTON — In conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday through Sunday, the Optimist Club of Worthington will host its annual Kids Fishing Derby from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Chautauqua Park.
With all of the technology that is available today, fishing is for many not the leisurely, relaxing activity it used to be. As a kid, I can member I would ride around Lake Okabeba on the bike my folks bought from the Pedal Pushers store. It was a Vista 10 speed and I thought, at the time, it was a cool as a Harley Davidson.
Often the difference between catching no fish and a few fish or the difference between catching a few fish and a ton of fish is not very noticeable. The anglers that are the most attentive to the smallest of details are the ones who normally have the biggest and best fishing stories to tell.
Vehicle breaks through Lake Okabena; no one injured
WORTHINGTON — Reports of a truck going through the ice and sinking up to its front bumper in Lake Okabena Thursday night serve as a good reminder that the condition of the ice on area lakes isn’t safe — especially this year.
Blustery winds containing a cold bite and harshly crashing waves didn’t stop several area fishermen from doing a bit of angling Monday afternoon on Lake Okabena. Winds are forecasted to blow again today and reach gusts of possibly 40 mph.
Anglers who want to support Minnesota’s walleye stocking program can do so by simply purchasing a walleye stamp – this year’s stamp was created by Cloquet artist Stuart Nelson – wherever Minnesota fishing licenses are sold.
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