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December 1, 2018
Today, people wade in the river where raw sewage once flowed. Photo courtesy of the Washington Conservation District
Column: Thankful for toilets that flush
December 1, 2018 - 5:00am
November 22, 2018
John Woodworth and Dana Boyle talk with fourth-graders from Royal Oaks Elementary in Woodbury about some of the plants and animals that live in the preserve, as well as threats to the tamarack fen, including invasive species and water pollution. Submitted photo
Tip-toeing through the tamaracks
November 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
November 19, 2018
Matthew Swanson's 45¼- inch northern pike from the Rainy River is Minnesota's new catch-and-release pike record. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
Woodbury angler's pike catch in May sets new Minnesota record
November 19, 2018 - 1:23pm
November 1, 2018
It’s here: Minnesota deer firearms season opens Saturday
November 1, 2018 - 8:56pm
October 27, 2018
Guided fitness hike Nov. 1 at Lake Elmo park
October 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 1, 2018
South Washington Watershed District celebrates 25 years
October 1, 2018 - 10:34am
September 22, 2018
In order to get the whooping cranes to follow humans in the ultra-light airplane, caretakers had to spend many hours working with young cranes to get them to imprint on humans. Photo courtesy of Operation Migration
Operation Migration helped whooping cranes survive
September 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
September 9, 2018
A male ruffed grouse stands alert on his drumming log in May 2017 in Beltrami Island State Forest. Drumming counts were down 29 percent from last year but slightly higher than 2016. Minnesota's 2018 ruffed grouse and sharptail seasons open Saturday, Sept. 15. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Minnesota ruffed grouse outlook tough to predict
September 9, 2018 - 6:01am
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
July 5, 2018
The Grand Duchess will set sail at 6 p.m. from Lakefront Park in Hudson to give guests a scenic and informational cruise of the St. Croix River. Submitted photo
Cruising the St. Croix River
July 5, 2018 - 9:41am
June 29, 2018
Kayak lessons are being offered this summer by The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks. The final session will take kayakers down the Kinni to the St. Croix. Submitted photo
Kayaking lessons offered this summer
June 29, 2018 - 10:04am
June 26, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has launched an online reporting tool for the public to report bear sightings outside of the state's traditional bear country. (Photo/ Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)play button
DNR introduces new tool for bear sightings as they spread west and south in Minnesota
June 26, 2018 - 7:57pm
May 10, 2018
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
May 10, 2018 - 8:56am
April 21, 2018
The ticks have been waiting for warmer weather, and they are hungry
April 21, 2018 - 3:35pm
March 6, 2018
Soaring in the sky
March 6, 2018 - 12:13pm
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