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November 1, 2017
Employees working for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources call center post for a photo. Expanded hours were announced this week to help field questions from the public. Submitted photo
From identifying scat to songbirds, Minnesota call center answers questions from the field
November 1, 2017 - 2:31pm
October 18, 2017
The largest chronic wasting disease outbreak Minnesota has seen is affecting white-tailed deer in southeast Minnesota. (Dennis Anderson/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Minnesota to collar more than 100 wild deer with tracking devices to fine-tune its fight against CWD
October 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
September 29, 2017
A reach of recently restored Trimbelle River on the Mike and Suzanne Holst property taken June 21 this year after seeding and mulching the construction area.  Spring Creek tributary is flowing into the Trimbelle from the right. This area is about a mile south of Highway 10 on County Road O and is open to public fishing and river watching.  Dan Wilcox / Contributor
Wildside column: Flowing rivers inspire thoughts of connections
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
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