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Minnesota Outdoors

Dennis Anderson, Tony Kennedy and Bob Timmons stay on top of everything going on outdoors.


Chronic wasting disease spreading in Minnesota deer

Seven more cases of CWD have been detected in wild deer in a section of southeastern Minnesota where an outbreak of the disease was first detected last year.


Thousands of sandhill cranes on display at Sherburne refuge

Refuge visitors are urged to bring binoculars and watch cranes from their vehicles. Observers can pull off refuge roads. But if they get out of their vehicles, the birds will fly away.


Opening weekend deer harvest about same as last year in Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that firearms hunters registered 70,724 deer the first two days of deer season. Zone 1 was kill up; harvest in Zones 2 and 3 were down.


One-walleye limit again for winter anglers on Mille Lacs

Bumped from 18-20 inches to 20-22 this season.


Erik Thorson named DNR acting big game leader

The DNR has named its Park Rapids acting area wildlife supervisor, Erik Thorson, as interim leader of the agency's while-tailed deer and other big game programs.


Hunting questions for the DNR? Phone bank hours are extended

Information center will field calls later on weekdays, Saturday.


Duluth artist wins walleye stamp contest

Duluth artist Dean Kegler has won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest — his third state contest win.

This is the third stamp win for Dean Kegler.


Edina native Richardson has another role in extreme-skiing film

Kayla Richardson from "Line of Descent."

Warren Miller film, always billed as the official start of winter, drops in again at State Theatre.


DNR issues optimistic regional deer hunting forecast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday morning issued a region-by-region deer report.


DNR's weekly waterfowl report: Spotty hunting success

Success by hunters spotty; no big flights arriving from up north yet.


High school mountain bike state tournament expects 1,000 racers

Claire Dirnberger of Hopkins High school raced in the junior varsity girls division of the Minnesota High School Cycling League during a 2014 race at Mount Kato.

The Minnesota High School Cycling League, which continues to make more mountain bike racers of young people across the state, has its upcoming state meet in Mankato.


Dawn of South Dakota's pheasant opener 25 years ago

A look back to the "excellent" conditions points to the stark contrast to the troubles for ringnecks.


Wildlife area to be dedicated in southwestern Minnesota this weekend

Ceremony part of Dayton's pheasant opener.


DNR touts progress on recreation, conservation goals

Agency points to increased visits at state parks, more students in safety courses


Antlerless deadline for some deer hunters is Sept. 7.

Hunters who plan to seek whitetails in "lottery'' deer permit areas face deadline.


Chronic wasting disease deer testing, feeding ban to widen in Minnesota

Testing during the first two days of firearms deer season is scheduled to determine if chronic wasting disease (CWD) has spread to wild deer in central and north-central Minnesota.


Famed tournament angler, entrepreneur Ted Capra dies

Ted Capra was an accomplished Minnesota angler who won tournaments in each of the past five decades.


Mille Lacs walleye quota already exceeded; reopening of lake delayed

The unexpected announcement means walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs can't resume until August 11, two weeks later than originally planned.


State mallard numbers drop 15 percent; bluewings down also

Canada goose numbers rise


Ruffed grouse numbers up; near population cycle peak, DNR says

Sharptail numbers steady