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Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
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September 29, 2008
Scaup limits mean hunters must identify ducks carefully
The Rev. Paul Larson, an ardent duck hunter from Deer River, remembers the good old days of bluebill hunting. "It's nothing like it used to be," Larson said this past week with Minnesota's duck season just around the corner. "I used to shoot -- oh, from about Oct. 20 to the middle...
September 29, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2008
Lake of the Woods: Annual fall population survey a September marathon
WARROAD, Minn. -- It's a gray Monday morning, and there's enough wind to put a chop on Lake of the Woods, which stretches toward the horizon in an imposing shade of steely-blue. The chatter on the marine band radio hints the fishing might be better than the catching so far this...
September 22, 2008 - 12:00am
September 19, 2008
10 things to know as you go afield this fall
A number of rules have changed this fall in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here are the highlights. 1. A new deer-hunting season in Minnesota. As announced earlier this fall, the state will hold an antlerless deer season the weekend of Oct. 11-12 in four deer management units around...
September 19, 2008 - 12:00am
September 15, 2008
At Hawk Ridge in Duluth, more than 2,500 raptors are banded
David Evans is on his perch. His lean frame is propped on the old boat seat, which is clamped to the lid of a pickle pail, which in turn is wired atop a milk crate. He rests his feet on a cardboard box that once held 24 bottles of Leinenkugel's beer. It is from this unlikely perch...
September 15, 2008 - 12:00am
September 8, 2008
Will grouse drumming counts hold up?
We know the facts: Ruffed grouse drumming counts were up modestly in both Minnesota and Wisconsin this past spring. Here's what we don't know: How did the extended cool, wet weather in early June affect survival of nesting grouse chicks? Mike Larson, grouse biologist for the Minnesota...
September 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 25, 2008
ON LAKE KABETOGAMA -- As soon as Tim Watson set the hook on this walleye, he knew he had something good on his line. And he didn't mean for the frying pan. "This is a throw-backer," announced Watson, who has been guiding walleye anglers on Kabetogama for more than 30 years. A...
August 25, 2008 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
DNR adopts plan to enhance fisheries
Creating more opportunities for anglers to hook lunker northern pike and muskellunge is the goal of a new long-range management plan adopted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "Anglers have a growing interest in catching larger fish," said Ron Payer, DNR fisheries...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
August 21, 2008
Sessions still open for Aug. 23 paddle around Lake Pepin, nature hike
Two voyageur (10-person) canoes will launch Saturday from the Frontenac, Minn., boat landing for a one-hour paddle around Lake Pepin as naturalists talk about the early explorers to the area. Four sessions are planned and only the first session is full. Pre-registration is required...
August 21, 2008 - 12:00am
New DNR brochure provides information regarding ATV use
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a new brochure that discusses changes that will affect the use of vehicles ranging from highway-licensed cars and trucks to all-terrain vehicles for hunting on public lands across the state. The brochures will be mailed to about...
August 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Dramatic cliffs draw hikers and campers back to Frontenac State Park
Brent Anderson says it's not uncommon for some Frontenac State Park visitors to arrive at the gate looking a bit perplexed. Heading south through Red Wing and Wacouta, they wonder just where the Mississippi River snuck off to. The park's entrance also provides no hint of the river,...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
August 12, 2008
Always in season: Goldfinch makes a good emblem of August
The American goldfinch is among our most brightly colored, most melodious and most common birds. It is therefore a favorite. At one time, in fact, it was the state bird of Minnesota, but it was displaced by the loon -- a bird that is much more dramatic but much less frequently...
August 12, 2008 - 12:00am
August 8, 2008
Volunteers needed for trout restoration project at Hay Creek
Trout Unlimited's (TU) Twin Cities and Hiawatha chapters in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are seeking volunteers to work on a restoration project on Hay Creek. Volunteers will be needed on August 16-17 and 23-24 to assist in making habitat improvements...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Fish more active with algae bloom in Bemidji area lakes
Surface water temperatures have been holding steady in the low to mid 70s, which has helped summer fishing patterns get established for most species of fish in the Bemidji area. The lakes have taken on a greenish tint from an algae bloom, which is actually phytoplankton suspended...
August 8, 2008 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Retriever test time
Red, a black Labrador retriever handled by Jackson, and a lot of other retrievers, did all of that and more last weekend in the Duluth Retriever Club's annual American Kennel Club Hunting Test. A total of 201 retrievers competed July 25-27 not against each other but against standards...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
Diamond Bluff park offers secluded place to play close to home
Folks in Diamond Bluff don't see a lot of strangers at Sea Wing Park except for boaters who pull ashore -- usually to go up the hill to the Nauti Hawg, a popular bar. There's also a boat ramp three blocks east of the park. If it were a theater, Sea Wing Park would be termed...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am