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Morken: Some takeaways from the 2018 deer season
Minnesotans 16 and older fish free this weekend if they take a kid
Seminar focused on outdoor first aid set for Jan. 23
Mike Frisch: Jig them up!
Ice climbing festival draws enthusiasts from Midwest and beyond
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4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Wake Up Alexandria at NorthStar Complex
Farm Service Agency offices to reopen for three days
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December 26, 2018
Time to sharpen your blades: Ice skating trail built at Lake Brophy County Park
Ice skating enthusiasts, listen up! There's a new place to dig in your blades this season. An ice skating trail has been designed and formed...
December 26, 2018 - 6:00am
December 25, 2018
Key to gaining access? It starts by asking.
The public piece of land we hunted as the sun was setting on a beautiful South Dakota day looked like it should be an oasis for pheasants on...
December 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 19, 2018
Morken: Savoring a special season after a summer scare
There was 45 minutes of daylight left on a brisk winter evening on Dec. 8. That was just enough time to get my yellow lab, Ole, out for a short...
December 19, 2018 - 6:02pm
Just in the nick of time
It took Blake Svee deep into the deer season to get his first-ever whitetail, but the 13-year-old from Alexandria got the job done. Blake, the...
December 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Mike Frisch: Early ice is nice
The best time to catch winter walleyes is usually during the first few weeks after safe ice first forms as walleyes are often still feeding aggressively....
December 19, 2018 - 11:47am
December 11, 2018
Morken: Buck tag left to fill? Why this could be the week
I have kept a log that tracks buck sightings during each of the last three bow hunting seasons in order to try to detect if there are any annual...
December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 6, 2018
Presumptive positive for CWD in wild deer found in Houston County for first time
A wild deer harvested in Houston County on Nov. 17 has been identified as presumptive positive for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Natural Resources said. Official confirmation will come later this week. The hunter has been notified and the DNR is making arrangements to...
December 6, 2018 - 11:37am
December 4, 2018
Early ice draws anglers out onto the water for a reason. The action can feature some of the best bites of the winter season, and Cory Schlosser...
December 4, 2018 - 6:02pm
Mike Frisch: In the blink of an eye
Typically, my stories involve tips for putting more fish in the boat, or an occasional hunting adventure recap. A couple recent outdoor experiences...
December 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
DNR announces two December deer hunts as part of CWD management efforts
Hunters can participate in two special deer hunts to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota....
December 4, 2018 - 10:54am
December 1, 2018
DNR intensifies CWD response efforts in southeastern Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking additional steps to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota. Eleven new cases of wild deer infected with the neurological disease were discovered this fall in or around the CWD...
December 1, 2018 - 12:09pm
November 27, 2018
Morken: Best Minnesota pheasant season I've seen in years
It was 8:30 in the morning when I noticed a handful of roosters milling around on the gravel road as I drove to my in-laws house on Nov. 23....
November 27, 2018 - 6:02pm
November 22, 2018
Alexandria's Jed Burkey got a nice buck during Minnesota's firearm season and had a little help tracking the deer from his 9-year-old son, Weston....
November 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Mike Frisch: Lessons learned from 2018
As I write this in late October, hopes are still high for a few more nice and productive open-water fishing days this season. However, the late...
November 22, 2018 - 5:47am
November 20, 2018
A new catch-and-release record pike caught on the Rainy River
Minnesota anglers who want to catch a state record northern pike now have a new mark to beat after angler Matthew Swanson of Woodbury has claimed...
November 20, 2018 - 3:55pm