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December 2, 2018
Minnesota conservation officer-in-training Leah Kampa checks a fisher/martin conibear box set recently in the forests north of Duluth as conservation officer Kipp Duncan watches. Kampa is nearing the end of the months-long process of becoming a conservation officer. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Side by side, veteran Minnesota wardens train rookies
December 2, 2018 - 6:00am
November 30, 2018
Many snowmobile trails across the northern Minnesota officially open Saturday, Dec. 1, but there's not enough snow yet to make them safe. Officials say about a foot of snow is needed on the ground to properly groom trails, as well as ample cold to freeze swamps, lakes and streams. File / Forum News Service
Minn. snowmobile trails officially open Saturday, but not enough cold, snow yet for safe riding
November 30, 2018 - 8:07pm
November 28, 2018
A black bear crosses the road on state Highway 11 near Birchdale, Minn., in this file photo. (Photo courtesy of Phil Talmage)
Authorities report recent collisions with bears in Bemidji area
November 28, 2018 - 8:27pm
Minnesota conservation officer-in-training Leah Kampa and CO Kipp Duncan wrestled with a deer in a basement last week to move it outside the house. Duncan is currently working in plain clothes to watch Kampa interact with people without a second uniformed officer nearby. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Wardens wrestle deer that crashed into Minn. basement
November 28, 2018 - 2:31pm
November 1, 2018
PolyMet copper mine clears major hurdle with state permits
November 1, 2018 - 6:19pm
October 21, 2018
Grouse hunter Jim DePalo of Falls, Penn., looks on as hunting guide Jens Heig works on taking blood and feather samples and the heart from a grouse shot in October 2018 on the Chippewa National Forest. John Myers / Forum News Service
West Nile testing may bring answers about grouse
October 21, 2018 - 6:45am
October 10, 2018
Kristi Coughlon, organizer of Saturday's Women's Mentored Hunt, is shown here with her hunting dogs, Beckett, left, a wire-haired pointing griffon, and Maddie, a yellow lab. (Submitted photo)
Shooting through stereotypes: Women’s Mentored Hunt part of MNGPHO Saturday in Luverne
October 10, 2018 - 7:01am
October 9, 2018
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 1, 2018
Found Al Baert points out an assortment of mounted lures housed in the Minnesota Fishing Museum. These items are all donated, many of them rare or historical items of prominence, as well as sentimental items with their own stories. State Sen. Paul Gazelka and state Rep. Sarah Anderson take in the tour. Gabriel Lagarde / Forum News Service
Minnesota Fishing Museum seeks state's backing for future plans
October 1, 2018 - 3:54pm
September 30, 2018
Carrol Henderson, who will retire Wednesday, Oct. 3, after 41 years as the only director the Minnesota DNR's Nongame Wildlife Program, has worked to bring more children outdoors, including this workshop at Itasca State Park for a program where Henderson used digital cameras to get kids interested in nature.  Photo courtesy Carrol Henderson
Carrol Henderson, Minnesota's wildlife champion, retiring
September 30, 2018 - 6:00am
September 2, 2018
Conservation officer Scott Staples and his dog Schody at Jay Cooke State Park on Aug. 23, 2018. Tyler Schank / Forum News Serviceplay button
DNR K-9 never stops working
September 2, 2018 - 6:22am
Minnesota conservation officer Mike Fairbanks works with his K-9 partner Si while visiting with someone at the White Oak Lake boat landing near Deer River recently. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
From missing kids to extra fish, Si is on the job
September 2, 2018 - 5:00am
August 28, 2018
Kyle Quittschreiber of Frazee was known for hard work ethic and love of the outdoors. He was doing home improvement work on his tractor Friday when it rolled, fatally pinning him underneath. Special to Forum News Service
'He had the biggest heart': DNR officer remembered for his kindness, love of family and the outdoors
August 28, 2018 - 3:33pm
August 24, 2018
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Nude dudes make waves mooning pontoons on north-central Minnesota lake
August 24, 2018 - 7:56pm
Firefighters gain control of fire in Beltrami Island State Forest in northern Minnesota
August 24, 2018 - 3:39pm