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September 18, 2018
Dakota County Parks naturalists Laura LeFebvre (left) and Konnie Herr tag a monarch butterfly that was reared indoors at the Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center. Information was recorded about the butterfly prior to its release Aug. 29, 2018, at Lebanon Hills. Photo by Brian Basham
Dakota County monarch program helps species, migration research
September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 17, 2018
2019 Waterfowl Stamp Competition.  First Place:  Jim Caturia. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Cannon Falls artist wins waterfowl stamp contest
September 17, 2018 - 5:00am
September 1, 2018
Kayakers paddle the gentle streams that wind through the Mississippi backwaters near Wabasha, Minn., on June 12.  Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
Backwaters kayaking provides a day of scenic beauty
September 1, 2018 - 6:00am
May 10, 2018
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
May 10, 2018 - 8:56am
April 15, 2018
The DNR east metro fisheries crew met a truck from the state hatchery in Lanesboro to transfer 2,000 trout in the Vermillion River. Another 2,300 yearling rainbow trout are planned for stocking downstream later this spring after the frost is out. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
Area has successful trout fishing season opener
April 15, 2018 - 7:30am
March 17, 2018
Latsch was found on the ground near a bald eagle nest on the Mississippi River just outside of Winona. Photo courtesy of the National Eagle Center
National Eagle Center introduces newest bald eagle ambassador: Latsch
March 17, 2018 - 6:17am
March 2, 2018
Deadline nears to remove fish houses
March 2, 2018 - 9:45am
January 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of The Davey Tree Expert Company
Take a second look at that brown evergreen
January 30, 2018 - 6:04pm
October 27, 2017
The proposed antlerless deer hunt Saturday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, will not be conducted. North Dakota Game and Fish Department photo
Proposed late-season deer hunt in southeastern Minnesota will not occur
October 27, 2017 - 9:09am
October 12, 2017
Hastings High School students Julia Human (left), Caitlyn Wagner (standing) and Megan Beck grabbed a shovel and planted native plant species such as Gray's sedge. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia
Students clear out invasives; replace with native plants
October 12, 2017 - 10:13am
September 27, 2017
A cluster of little brown bats. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR
Now is the time to rid your house of bats
September 27, 2017 - 9:07am
August 26, 2017
Be careful - yellow jacket season has arrived
August 26, 2017 - 8:02pm
August 6, 2017
The common loon makes its summer home in the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. These loons were found on Loon Lake in northern Wisconsin. Photos by Kip Earney
A symbol of wilderness
August 6, 2017 - 8:00am
July 10, 2017
A timber rattlesnake made its way to the front steps of a Red Wing home June 22. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Brittany Hauser surmised that the snake was likely brought in to the city by a harvest truck or something similar. Photo by Brittany Hauser
Timber rattlesnake finds its way to Red Wing resident's front steps
July 10, 2017 - 4:42pm
May 26, 2017
Belwin Conservancy in Afton, Minn., held a bison release Saturday, May 20. Festivities began at 11 a.m. with the first truck releasing bison around noon. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia
Where the buffalo roam
May 26, 2017 - 10:17am