‘Birds And Brew’ And ‘Bucks And Bologna Night’ Events Highlight Upcoming Spring Banquet Calendar

The spring banquet season for conservation groups across the region is in full swing, and besides raising money for good causes, the events are a good way to bridge the gap between winter and spring, the “tween season” when activities requiring ice and snow are on the wane, but spring options are limited. Of the…
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DNR Makes Case For Increase In Hunting And Fishing Licenses Fees During Thief River Falls Presentation

THIEF RIVER FALLS — A small audience gathered Thursday night in Thief River Falls to hear area and regional staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources make their case for increasing hunting and fishing license fees. Still recovering from rotator cuff surgery in early January, I wasn’t comfortable making the drive to Thief River…
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Back In The Saddle On The Slow Road To Recovery

Well, I’m back in the saddle, so to speak, after having rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder in early January. And no, it wasn’t caused by reeling in too many big fish. (I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that one in the past four weeks!) As anyone who has ever…
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The Weather Was Cold, But The Fishing Was Pretty Hot During Trip To Ballard’s Resort On Lake Of The Woods

The temperature Sunday morning in Baudette, Minn., was 53 degrees colder than it is as I write this Monday afternoon in Grand Forks, but the frigid weather didn’t put the chill on an ice fishing excursion yesterday on Lake of the Woods. The action Sunday was downright hot, at times. And fishing in the heated…
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DNR Confirms Larval Zebra Mussels In Leech Lake

There was more bad news today in the ongoing battle against aquatic invasive species in Minnesota when the Department of Natural Resources confirmed larval zebra mussels have been found in Leech Lake. Here’s the full DNR news release: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in their larval stage in two locations…
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