Big Lake Trout Catches Roseau Fisherman By Surprise At Northwest Angle

David Stone of Roseau, Minn., had quite a surprise Saturday evening while ice fishing near Brush Island of Lake of the Woods on Minnesota’s Northwest Angle. Fishing in a permanent fish house, Stone was set up over 15 feet of water when he marked a big cloud of baitfish suspended several feet off the bottom…
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Grand Cities Bird Club Announces Christmas Bird Count Results

Observers tallied 52 bird species during the 57th Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Christmas Bird Count, the Grand Cities Bird Club said in reporting results from the Dec. 17 count. Three more species were observed during count week, bringing the total to 55. This was the fifth time 50 or more species were recorded on count…
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Game And Fish Department Closes Zone 1 Mountain Lion Season In Western North Dakota

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department issued a news release this morning to announce the mountain lion season in Zone 1, which covers the cat’s prime range in the western part of the state, is closed immediately. Here’s the full news release: Mountain lion hunting during the late season in Zone 1 is closed…
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State Parks Across The Region To Offer First Day Hike Events

Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D., and Itasca and Lake Bemidji state parks in northwest Minnesota are among the state parks offering First Day Hikes on Monday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. The “Hike off the Holidays” First Day Hike at Turtle River State Park is scheduled for 1 to 3:30 p.m. New Year’s…
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Fun Wildlife Photos Brighten A Gray Monday Morning In Grand Forks

Some fun wildlife shots were in my email inbox this morning, and they’re too good not to share. My favorite of the batch comes from Gary Lund, who shared this photo of a sharp-tailed grouse perched on the deck of his house east of Roseau, Minn., earlier this morning. The Santa bear Christmas ornament adds…
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