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July 8, 2009
Land owners grumble over proposed Red Wing to Hastings bike trail
July 8, 2009 - 7:33am
June 30, 2009
Chairman Mike Kilgore of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council told reporters Monday that Minnesota will be greener in a year, thanks to nearly $300 million in outdoors project spending from funds generated by a sales tax increase. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Conservationists say tax equals green Minnesota
June 30, 2009 - 7:20am
June 18, 2009
Aquaponics facility may become a cash generator for dairy industry
June 18, 2009 - 7:30am
June 2, 2009
The "treasure" for some geocachers is this ammo box that was hidden in a state park. Submitted photo
Geocaching: High-tech way to be outdoors
June 2, 2009 - 7:17am
May 31, 2009
Snail changes rules for infested lake near Deer River, Minn.
May 31, 2009 - 4:28pm
May 27, 2009
Tim Jezierski of Duluth holds the 45¾-inch lake trout he caught Sunday on Lake Superior. The fish, estimated at 35 to 40 pounds, is thought to be the largest lake trout caught from the Duluth end of the lake in recent years. Submitted photo
Duluth angler catches giant trout on Lake Superior
May 27, 2009 - 8:08am
May 20, 2009
Paul Otto, manager at Sibley State Park, stacks a bundle of campfire wood Friday that was purchased from a DNR-certified vendor. Because of this week's discovery of the emerald ash borer in St. Paul, state parks are increasing their vigilance in keeping unapproved firewood out of parks. Photo by Carolyn Lange
Ash borer closing in
May 20, 2009 - 8:08am
May 12, 2009
Todd Maas of Duluth caught this 26-inch walleye Saturday on the St. Louis River during Minnesota's fishing opener. Maas used a bottom-bouncing rig with a spinner and a night crawler. He and his friends began fishing at 4 a.m. with jigs and minnows. Sam Cook/
Hooked on the St. Louis River
May 12, 2009 - 8:00am
May 11, 2009
Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau, center, admits defeat Saturday to Gov. Tim Pawlenty as having the most fish during the Governor's Fishing Opener on White Bear Lake. Molnau caught a 19-inch walleye about 5 a.m. - before the start of the competition between the two. Pawlenty caught three northern pike and a bass. Molnau's granddaughter, Anna, left, caught the most fish in the Molnau boat with a bass and a northern. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson
Kabetogama Lake is 2010 fishing opener
May 11, 2009 - 7:02am
May 1, 2009
Rocori School Disrict Superintendent Scott Staska announces that his middle school will remain closed through next Tuesday as state health officials investigate a confirmed case of swine flu in Cold Spring, Minn. The flu victim had an affiliation with the school. With Staska is Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who with other state and local officials held a news conference Thursday at the district's high school, which remains open.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Swine flu tests to grow after confirmed case
May 1, 2009 - 6:49am
April 27, 2009
LeRoy Chiovitte of Hermantown is reflected in the glass case that encloses his Minnesota state-record walleye. This is the 30th anniversary of the record catch. Chiovitte caught the fish in the Seagull River near Saganaga Lake in 1979. (File/News Tribune)
State walleye record still untouchable after 30 years
April 27, 2009 - 11:07am
April 20, 2009
Bob Krepps of Duluth sits at the base of a maple tree and uses a slate call to try to rustle up a turkey gobbler Wednesday morning, opening day of Minnesota's spring wild turkey season. Krepps was hunting in southern Carlton County. Sam Cook/
Hunter fulfills turkey passion close to home
April 20, 2009 - 2:04pm
April 13, 2009
An 8- or 9-pound Kamloops rainbow trout comes sliding onto the shoreline after being caught by Tom Hultquist of Duluth. (Sam Cook /
Kamloops attract anglers to the North Shore
April 13, 2009 - 3:14pm
Dave Zentner of Duluth, right, and other conservation leaders say they want Minnesota lawmakers to accept natural resources spending plans funded through a voter-approved sales tax increase. Zentner, of the Izaak Walton League, was joined by Steve Morse of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership at a recent St. Paul news conference. Lawmakers also are considering a plan funding natural resources projects with state lottery proceeds.
Outdoors spending plans taking shape
April 13, 2009 - 7:58am
April 10, 2009
Outdoors funding advocates -- including Steve Morse of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, left, and Duluth resident Dave Zentner of the Izaak Walton League -- say they are watching closely how lawmakers handle recommendations for spending new sales tax revenue on habitat conservation and water cleanup projects. Photo by Scott Wente
Conservationists watching lawmakers' actions
April 10, 2009 - 8:05am