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September 22, 2017
The Washington Conservation District plants trees on the WC Nelson property in Langdon, now Cottage Grove, in this undated photo. With three men working, the machine could plant 43 trees per minute. Photo courtesy of Washington Conservation District
Viewpoint: Help shape the state's water policy
September 22, 2017 - 8:45am
September 16, 2017
More than 60 volunteers planted 350 trees Aug. 22 at Belwin Conservancy’s Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields. The trees were purchased using a grant from the Super Bowl LII Urban Forestry Program. Attendees and volunteers included representatives from the NFL, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Minnesota Vikings, local mayors, Saint Croix Valley Athletic Association, and St. Croix Soccer Club athletes and their families. Photo courtesy of Belwin Conservancy
Volunteers plant 350 trees at Belwin's athletic fields
September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
August 25, 2017
A map of Cedar Hill and Minneiska Campgrounds at Whitewater State Park. Map via Minnesota DNR.
Minn. DNR to open two new campgrounds at state parks
August 25, 2017 - 9:16am
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am
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
August 3, 2017
Cottage Grove resident Blake Bednar (right) and Jakob Hals show off giant catfish caught while filming videos for Northwoods Angling. Photo courtesy Northwoods Angling
In search of big fish: Cottage Grove man travels country with Northwoods Angling
August 3, 2017 - 10:38am
July 6, 2017
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton fishes Big Sandy Lake north of McGregor, MN Saturday morning. With temperatures in the 30's, the governor was able to catch a walleye, crappie and two perch. The 69th Annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing opener was based at Big Sandy Lake Resort and Lodge. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
No room for Gov. Dayton at the inn, but plenty of room for fish
July 6, 2017 - 7:25pm
June 25, 2017
Always in Season: Barn swallows are a love-hate species
June 25, 2017 - 4:55pm
June 5, 2017
Outdoor retailer Sierra Trading Post opened at Woodbury’s CityPlace June 4, 2017. Youssef Rddad / RiverTown Multimedia
Sierra Trading Post opens at Woodbury’s CityPlace
June 5, 2017 - 10:56am
May 23, 2017
A worn yearly Minnesota state park pass clings to a windshield Monday, May 22, 2017 in Minneapolis. Robb Jeffries / Forum News Service
Outdoor fee hikes approved by Minn. lawmakers
May 23, 2017 - 8:56am
May 5, 2017
Woodbury is proposing these changes, circled in red, to the city's hunting map. Submitted Graphic/City of Woodbury
Woodbury to propose hunting map changes
May 5, 2017 - 11:33am
May 4, 2017
David Freeman of Woodbury takes a selfie of the garbage he collected at a St. Paul park for his Facebook page, David Freeman Garbage Clean-Up. Youssef Rddad / RiverTown Multimedia
Litter-free since 2015: Woodbury man is on a mission to keep parks clean
May 4, 2017 - 9:26am
March 30, 2017
The Minnesota Senate Finance Committee meets Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Senate and House budget committees are wrapping up work on a two-year state budget. Maureen McMullen / Forum News Service
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
March 30, 2017 - 10:23am
March 13, 2017
Outdoor photographer John White spotted this bald eagle at the Big Stone refuge on March 8. John White / submitted photo
Early season signs are everywhere
March 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
March 12, 2017
Rich Staffon
A helping hand for ducks
March 12, 2017 - 12:00pm