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Nor'Wester Lodge is a family tradition on the Gunflint Trail

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ON THE GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. -- She came to the north woods in 1965 from a little farm town on the prairies of western Minnesota. She was a college kid, and she had taken a job at a resort on Hungry Jack Lake north of Grand Marais.

Luana Brandt remembers the lanky Swede, Carl Brandt, who came by that summer from his parents' resort on nearby ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............11:40 a.m...............................................................12:05 a.m.

Monday.............12:30 p.m...........................Read more

Snowy start to steelhead season on Wisconsin's Brule River

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ON WISCONSIN'S BRULE RIVER -- Bruce Koepke slipped his hand under the young brown trout and quickly removed his pink yarn fly from its lip. It was nearly midday on Saturday, opening day of the early trout season on Wisconsin's Brule River.

Koepke returned the fish to the water.

The Brule opener is a hallowed tradition for many steelhead ...Read more

Minnesota public lands that are often-overlooked pockets of wild for adventure

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MINNEAPOLIS -- When Minnesotans think of public lands, they're apt to focus on state parks, state forests, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, other parts of the Superior National Forest, and the mighty Chippewa National Forest in the heart of the north country.

But all around the state in lesser-known pockets of the wild, nature is ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............12:35 a.m................................................................1:00 p.m.

Monday.............1:20 a.m............................Read more

University of Minnesota researchers work to secure the future of trout

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Len Ferrington has one eye on the weather and the other on Minnesota House File 3352.

The longtime University of Minnesota entomology professor is awaiting approval of a $400,000 grant to continue the last segment of a study that's been going on for a dozen years into the different growth rates of trout in the Driftless Area of ...Read more

New business creating custom duck calls with pets' ashes

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- It may not be "Duck Dynasty," but a Detroit Lakes partnership has found its own small niche in the duck call business -- it allows hunters to put cremated ashes from their beloved hunting dogs into the duck call itself.

No, you don't get a mouthful of ashes whenever you blow the duck call -- Deadshot Custom Call Company ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............7:15 p.m.................................................................7:45 a.m.

Monday.............8:10 p.m...........................Read more

St. Louis River muskies on the move

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DULUTH, Minn. -- St. Louis River muskie anglers learned something fascinating this past week about the fish they chase all summer: Not all of them stay in the river.

Of 60 muskies that have been fitted with hydro-acoustic "tags" by researchers, nearly 40 percent have ventured into Lake Superior, and 25 percent have remained there for more than ...Read more

Making sweet work of turning sap into syrup

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The other day as a pair of Canada geese arrowed overhead, Jim Smith tossed a log on a fire, above which maple sap boiled in a stainless-steel pan.

The geese might have just arrived from points south. Or perhaps they were locals that had passed the winter in Minnesota. Either way, flapping their wings and honking, and flying low, ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............1:00 p.m................................................................1:25 a.m.

Monday.............1:45 p.m............................Read more

Students get a glimpse at the life of a bear

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BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST, Minn. -- As show-and-tell events go, they don't get much showier than this.

It's not every day you get to hang out with a black bear in the woods, after all; touch its fur, feel the bottom of its feet and learn cool stuff such as how bears can spend six months without eating or going to the bathroom.

Whatever ...Read more

Minnesota husband and wife Pat and Nicole Reeve pursue success in outdoors TV

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MINNEAPOLIS -- In some ways, Pat Reeve never left home. In other ways, he's hardly ever there.

Reeve, the producer and star with his wife, Nicole, of the acclaimed outdoor TV show "Driven with Pat & Nicole" on the Outdoor Channel, is, as you read this, on a plane to somewhere. Or soon will be. Or just was. Nicole is there as well, along with ...Read more

Rainbow ruminations: Waiting for bites, Kamloops anglers ponder the future

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DULUTH, Minn. -- A biting east wind whipped across Lake Superior on this March afternoon. A half-dozen hardy Kamloops rainbow trout anglers, bundled against the cold, stood on shore near the mouth of the French River and watched their rod tips for the telltale sign of a bite.

Small waves rolled against the cobblestone and bedrock shoreline. ...Read more

Chronic wasting disease case in Minnesota marred by regulatory failure

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A herd of captive whitetail deer fully infected by chronic wasting disease (CWD) roamed a pen that was inadequately fenced but approved by an inspector from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, the Star Tribune has learned.

The case has rankled wildlife officials at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) because of the health...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............7:30 a.m.................................................................7:55 p.m.

Monday.............8:20 a.m...........................Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday...............2:00 a.m.................................................................2:25 p.m.

Monday.............2:45 a.m...........................Read more

Leaving the trail: Longtime Beargrease musher Aili announces retirement

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Keith Aili had a mix of emotions when his sled dog team crossed the finish line to win the U.P. 200 race in Marquette, Mich., on a recent Sunday.

"It was the hardest finish of my 30 years because coming into the finish line, you're going to win the race and you're pretty happy, but on the other end, it was bad," he said.

It was his fifth U.P....Read more

Congressional action will help revive tattered national parks system

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In Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota, a one-of-a-kind historic lodge sits in pieces in storage after collapsing during a storm in 2014.

Along the St. Croix River National Scenic Riverway on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, restrooms at the busy Osceola boat landing were locked for the 2017 tourist season after a flood destroyed an ...Read more

Best times for anglers

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This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Sunday..............8:20 p.m.................................................................8:50 a.m.

Monday.............9:20 p.m............................Read more