From Eels To Paddlefish To Walleyes And Cats, Minnesota River Home To Over 70 Fish Species

Anglers know the Minnesota River for its trophy channel and flathead catfish, and its walleye and white bass.  These are its most targeted game species, according to Tony Sindt. He knows the Minnesota River for its surprising diversity of fish, from American eels and prehistoric sturgeon and paddlefish to colorful, if lesser known species like…
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Where The Buffalo Fish Come, Nets Follow

Where the buffalo fish come, Mike’s Rough Fish LLC., follow. The commercial fishing crew from Waterville, Minnesota arrived just about two weeks ago.  Ever since, they’ve been pulling up nets teeming with common carp and bigmouth buffalo from Big Kandiyohi Lake. The shallow, 2,682 acre lake goes by the name by which the Dakota knew…
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Olivia Hunter, 83, Knows Turkey Hunting Is Sport For All Ages

There are a lot of different strategies for taking turkeys, and Marlin Hanson has proven the best of them. He has sat motionless on the ground with his back to a tree for hours, crouched under the protection of an evergreen tree during a bone-chilling drizzle, and stalked and ambushed the birds on river bluff…
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Recognizing A Champion For Sibley State Park, Our Natural Resources

Jack Nelson, manager of Sibley State Park, had known for a long time that one of his predecessors, Dave Lais, was one of the most respected park managers in the system. But Nelson said it wasn’t until he arrived in his current position at Sibley State Park that he really come to appreciate how much…
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Willmar photographer Kelly Welch captured this image of a hen and drake wood duck on the small farm pond at Stoney Ridge Farm.

Looks Like A Two April Year At Stoney Ridge Farm

When your favorite month of the year is April, what could be better than having two editions of the month back-to-back? That’s how it feels for Dr. Roger Strand, who is watching spring unfold early this year as wood ducks and hooded mergansers arrive and set up housekeeping on Stoney Ridge Farm outside of New…
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