Chalk Up Another One For Joseph Hautman

One of my favorite scenes in the movie “Fargo” is when the wildlife artist husband of Marge Gunderson, the fictional Brainerd police chief, laments finishing behind one of the Hautman brothers in a postage stamp contest. Norm Gunderson’s second-place mallard painting was relegated to the 3-cent stamp instead of the 29-cent stamp. “Hautman’s blue-winged teal…
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DNR Acquires Land For New La Salle Lake State Recreation Area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this morning that it has acquired a 1,000-acre parcel of land in Hubbard County that now will be known as the La Salle Lake State Recreation Area. The DNR completed the purchase Thursday. The site, which will be a tremendous addition to the state park system, includes one…
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N.D. Game And Fish To Issue Replacement Deer Tags In GF

Can’t find your North Dakota deer tag? Marty Egeland and Gary Rankin of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will be issuing replacement licenses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the state Highway Patrol office, located at 1100 N. 47th St., Suite 200, in Grand Forks. North Dakota’s deer gun season opens…
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Salazar Highlights N.D. Conservation Projects

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar this afternoon highlighted two North Dakota projects that will be included in an upcoming report outlining some of the most promising ways to connect Americans to the natural world. In a news release from the Department of Interior, Salazar said conserving the Dakota Grasslands and restoring and protecting riparian…
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Wildfire Forces Agassiz NWR To Close 1,100 Acres To Hunting

Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota is closing about 1,110 acres in the southwest corner of the refuge to hunting from Nov. 4 through the close of the ruffed grouse season Jan. 1 because of wildfire activity. The refuge on Wednesday issued a news release saying activity burning peat has weakened the root systems…
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