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August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
August 6, 2017
The common loon makes its summer home in the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. These loons were found on Loon Lake in northern Wisconsin. Photos by Kip Earney
A symbol of wilderness
August 6, 2017 - 8:00am
August 3, 2017
Cottage Grove resident Blake Bednar (right) and Jakob Hals show off giant catfish caught while filming videos for Northwoods Angling. Photo courtesy Northwoods Angling
In search of big fish: Cottage Grove man travels country with Northwoods Angling
August 3, 2017 - 10:38am
July 6, 2017
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton fishes Big Sandy Lake north of McGregor, MN Saturday morning. With temperatures in the 30's, the governor was able to catch a walleye, crappie and two perch. The 69th Annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing opener was based at Big Sandy Lake Resort and Lodge. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
No room for Gov. Dayton at the inn, but plenty of room for fish
July 6, 2017 - 7:25pm
May 23, 2017
A worn yearly Minnesota state park pass clings to a windshield Monday, May 22, 2017 in Minneapolis. Robb Jeffries / Forum News Service
Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
May 23, 2017 - 8:56am
May 4, 2017
David Freeman of Woodbury takes a selfie of the garbage he collected at a St. Paul park for his Facebook page, David Freeman Garbage Clean-Up. Youssef Rddad / RiverTown Multimedia
Litter-free since 2015: Woodbury man is on a mission to keep parks clean
May 4, 2017 - 9:26am
March 30, 2017
The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee meets Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Senate and House budget committees are wrapping up work on a two-year state budget. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 30, 2017 - 10:23am
March 19, 2017
Dan Wilfond, right, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist at French River, prepares to measure a northern pike while doing a fisheries survey on Grand Lake north of Duluth in 2015. At left is Peter Nasby, a DNR fisheries intern. Forum News Servce file photo
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 13, 2017
Outdoor photographer John White spotted this bald eagle at the Big Stone refuge on March 8. John White / submitted photo
Early season signs are everywhere
March 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 12, 2017
Rich Staffon
A helping hand for ducks
March 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 1, 2017
Devil's Kettle Falls is located along the Brule River at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, near Hovland on Minnesota's North Shore. Researchers are working to figure out where the water that falls into the "kettle" (at left) re-emerges. Minnesota DNR file photoplay button
Mystery of Minnesota North Shore waterfalls may be solved
March 1, 2017 - 9:15am
November 24, 2016
As part of "Free Park Friday" Sibley State Park near New London will offer a free guided hike -- or snowshoe walk depending on trail conditions -- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving. (Forum News Service photo)
Take a hike: Free admission Friday to all Minnesota State Parks
November 24, 2016 - 10:00am
November 8, 2016
Hunter found dead in the woods in central Minn.
November 8, 2016 - 10:17am
October 4, 2016
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
October 4, 2016 - 7:00am
July 15, 2016
Liem Hieserich, 5, gets tree facts from City Forester Steve Bowe, as Patrick Slater, 6, and Liam Caldwell, 8, stand by. (Bulletin photo by Katie Nelson
Junior foresters
July 15, 2016 - 8:30am