Those Who Appreciate Outdoors In West Central Minnesota Rise To The Challenges Of 2017

Sub-zero temperatures have gripped the area, and ice anglers couldn’t be happier. There’s good ice and good fishing to be had. Outdoor people have a knack for rising to the occasion, and that seems to be the theme when looking back at the outdoor news stories of 2017. There were plenty of challenges, from the…
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Restoring Rapids In Place Of Submerged, Failed Dam Will Benefit Sturgeon, Paddlefish And Walleye In Minnesota River

When Xcel Energy removed its Minnesota Falls dam on the Minnesota River in 2013, an underwater surprise was revealed a few miles upstream. Waiting for modern eyes to see was the rock-filled cribbing that was the base of a dam that spanned the river immediately downstream of the present day U.S. Highway 212 bridge in…
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Cold-Water Forage Fish Continues To Decline In Green, Koronis Lakes

SPICER – Tullibee numbers continue to decline in Green and Koronis Lakes. The cold water species is an important forage fish for the walleye that attract anglers to these lakes.   Tullibees, also known as cisco, are considered canaries in the coal mine in terms of what they may be telling us about climate change.…
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Speaking For A Quiet Place

ELY- To speak for a quiet place, Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. They visited over 500 lakes, rivers and streams while traveling by canoe and by dogsled to 100 different campsites. When they were not paddling, portaging or mushing dogs on the trail, they took on…
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Bull Moose Wanders (Safely) Through Chippewa County During Deer Firearm Season

Firearm hunters waiting to spot the big one in parts of western Minnesota may have missed the biggest one of all. A bull moose has been on the loose in portions of Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, and Chippewa counties and possibly neighboring Swift and Pope counties for the last month. And at least as…
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