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Beltrami Island State Forest

September 9, 2018
A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's 2018 ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 15. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Minnesota ruffed grouse outlook tough to predict
September 9, 2018 - 6:01am
August 24, 2018
Firefighters gain control of fire in Beltrami Island State Forest in northern Minnesota
August 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
August 19, 2018
Some 200 yards of rock and gravel fill material restored access to the Bernard's Orchard Trail in a boggy area of Beltrami Island State Forest. Flooding had made the 2-mile trail basically impassable before repair work was done through a partnership between the Northstar Trail Alliance and the Minnesota DNR. The trail provides connectivity that is crucial to ATV systems. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Connecting the trails in Beltrami forest
August 19, 2018 - 8:18am
October 15, 2017
Tony Moe of the Fourtown Grygla Sportsman's Club stands by a gate blocking access to a .7-mile length of trail in June 2017. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hoping to acquire the land as part of an exchange with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which owns the parcel, to connect an ATV trail  in Beltrami Island State Forest. Brad Dokken /Forum News Service
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
October 15, 2017 - 6:45am
September 10, 2017
Jared Olafson (left) and Chuck Lindner of the Lake of the Woods Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society in Warroad, Minn., speak in August 2016 at the dedication of a trail segment on the Star of the North Trail system in Beltrami Island State Forest. Two young boys on hand were more interested in playing in the dirt. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Star of the North Trail project awaits Minn. environmental review
September 10, 2017 - 4:36pm
June 24, 2017
Tony Moe of the Fourtown Grygla Sportsman's Club stands by a gate blocking access to a .7-mile length of trail that isn't open to motorized vehicles in a new proposed trail plan for motorized access in Beltrami Island State Forest. Moe and others would like to see the trail included in the plan so the part of the trail now open isn't a dead end route. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
ATV groups seek more in Beltrami forest plan
June 24, 2017 - 8:58am
June 11, 2017
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June 4, 2017
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June 4, 2017 - 2:13pm