Grand Forks Peregrine Update; Walleye Busts On Upper Red Lake

Local peregrine pair Terminator and Marv have at least one chick in their nest box atop the UND water tower. According to local raptor expert Tim Driscoll, a licensed bander who keeps close tabs on the birds and bands peregrine chicks every summer, the pair could be seen feeding at least one chick Friday. In…
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Campsites Remain For Memorial Day Weekend In Handful Of Northwest Minnesota State Parks; Turtle River State Park Sets Interpretive Programming

State parks across the region are kicking into high gear as spring winds down and summer approaches. In Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources says several state parks and recreation areas — mostly in northwest Minnesota — still have campsites available for Memorial weekend. Northwest Minnesota parks with at least a dozen campsites still available…
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Game And Fish Confirms 131-pound Paddlefish As New State Record

It’s official — the 131-pound paddlefish Grant Werkmeister of Williston snagged May 7 has been confirmed as the new state record, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said this morning. Werkmeister snagged the 71-inch fish about 20 miles southwest of Williston near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. Besides being the new…
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Warroad Open House To Focus On Beltrami Island State Forest Trails

Recreational trail systems and motorized use in Beltrami Island State Forest in northwest Minnesota will be the focus of an open house set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 14 at the Warroad Area Forestry Office, 804 Cherne Drive N.W., Warroad, Minn. Beltrami Island State Forest is in Beltrami, Lake of the Woods and Roseau…
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A few simple precautions can greatly reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species.

Dayton Declares Saturday As ‘Clean Drain Dry Day’ In Minnesota

In recognition of Minnesota’s fishing opener, Gov. Mark Dayton is proclaiming Saturday as “Clean Drain Dry Day” as part of ongoing efforts to educate boaters and other watercraft operators about the importance of preventing aquatic invasive species. In a news release, conservation group Wildlife Forever said Clean Drain Dry Day also recognizes lake associations and…
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