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August 11, 2010
Dog Days could be best summer fishing
Ah yes, the "Dog Days" of summer. Some look at this period of angling instability as an easy scapegoat for poor fishing. During a season like this, where the predictable patterns that typically accompany an average year are unreliable, the "Dog Days" may prove to be some of the best...
August 11, 2010 - 9:32am
Engagement ring, lost for more than a month in Green Lake, found
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Tiffany Koltes of Eden Prairie was liberated from her engagement ring July 4 while swimming in Green Lake. She didn't notice the ring, worth several thousand dollars, was missing until later so finding it in a lake as big as Green seemed unlikely. Later that day...
August 11, 2010 - 9:31am
July 27, 2010
Asian carp threatens most of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn. Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red...
July 27, 2010 - 11:46am
July 21, 2010
Constellations and conservation in Afton
Many consider Belwin Conservancy a great place to observe nature and the land, but next month the Afton destination will also be a place to observe the night sky. In a partnership with the Minnesota Astronomical Society, Belwin is in the process of building an observatory, which...
July 21, 2010 - 12:07pm
June 8, 2010
State gets deed to Vermilion parkland
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's newest park is a reality, and visitors may be able to make limited use of it later this year. Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed an agreement this morning to pay U.S. Steel $18 million for 3,000 acres along Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota. Joining Pawlenty...
June 8, 2010 - 1:14pm
June 2, 2010
Building a biking destination in Woodbury
Mountain biking enthusiasts say a new trail at Carver Lake Park will be a regional destination for off-road riders clamoring for more trail options. "It's a nice facility, so a trail there is going to get used," said Ryan Lieske, Minnesota Off-Road Cycling president. But first the...
June 2, 2010 - 12:15pm
May 14, 2010
Proposal would pay landowners for hunting access
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota landowners would be paid to open their property to hunters under a bill nearing a final Minnesota legislative vote. Several other states have had success with similar programs, said Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids. He said the program is important because...
outdoors / news / politics
May 14, 2010 - 8:09am
May 12, 2010
Minnesota fishing opener: Walleyes should be feeding
Mike Berg was almost beside himself at midweek. On his way to check his minnow traps, he passed some shallow bays on Sea Gull Lake near the tip of the Gunflint Trail. "I know the walleyes are in there," said Berg, a long-time Gunflint Trail guide. "I can feel it." He wanted badly...
May 12, 2010 - 1:48pm
10 Steps to Successful Vegetable Gardening
St. Louis County Extension Educator Bob Olen shared his "10 Tips to Successful Vegetable Gardening" ideas recently. 1. Planning to plant Do it on paper first, Olen advised. Figure out what you want to plant first. Find varieties that are proven to grow well in our region. Consider...
May 12, 2010 - 1:44pm
Minnesota River shows signs of improving quality
MONTEVIDEO -- Drop a baited hook in the Minnesota River and your chances of catching a fish are better than they were 10 years ago. Fish abundance and diversity appear to be on the increase in the river, while turbidity in the river has decreased over the past decade. The level of...
May 12, 2010 - 1:42pm
One animal credited with opening the West
As a species, humans are far-and-away the most capable organisms with reference to the ability to modify the environment. After us, the impact of other organisms falls off pretty fast. Critters, such as locusts, come to mind. Numbering in the billions, these voracious insects can...
May 12, 2010 - 1:40pm
What's all the fuss over those shoreline weeds?
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) growing emphasis on maintaining and improving fish habitat provides a broad framework to guide policies and practices.
May 12, 2010 - 1:37pm
Anglers should see warmer temperatures for walleye fishing opener
After a crummy two weeks of miserable weather, the fishing gods will smile on the Minnesota walleye opener Saturday. "The weather will be moderating," said National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Kaiser.
May 12, 2010 - 1:33pm
April 22, 2010
Campfires, charcoal banned across Minnesota's national forests
Campfires will be banned in Minnesota's national forests starting Friday as conditions continue to be dangerous for wildfires across the northern half of the state. The Superior and Chippewa National Forests are prohibiting all campfires and charcoal fires and grills in all locations...
April 22, 2010 - 7:08am
Isle Royale wolves dwindling; moose holding on
Wolves on Isle Royale declined 21 percent over the past year due in part to "toxic" inbreeding and battles between packs, while moose on the island continue to feel the effects of a warming climate. That's according to a report released Wednesday from the 52nd annual study of the...
April 22, 2010 - 7:06am