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February 22, 2017
Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving in Detroit Lakes, Minn., found a massive elk antler while diving in a nearby lake last summer. Meagan Pittelko/Forum News Serviceplay button
500-year-old elk antler found by Minnesota diver
18 hours 29 min ago
A black-capped chickadee gathers nest material from a dead red squirrel. By  Keith Corliss
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
23 hours 37 min ago
February 21, 2017
The Cass County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office assisted with a full size pickup that dropped its front end into quickly eroding ice at the Walker City Park landing, a popular and heavily traveled landing on Leech Lake. The area has been barricaded and taped off. Submitted photo.
Pickups falling through lake ice as officials put out warnings
February 21, 2017 - 5:31pm
February 19, 2017
t06.28.05  Justin Hayworth    mugCOOK  Mug shot of Sam Cook, outdoor reporter.
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
February 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
Before dawn on Monday, Feb. 13, Caleb Utyro of Superior casts his fishing line into Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River northeast of Duluth. He was among many anglers fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout that morning. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
February 19, 2017 - 11:27am
February 17, 2017
Children climb and explore a tree along the Mississippi River at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Kids do 'unstructured' play, with parents nearby, in a city-run program called "Green Time." Jean Pieri/St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul program is simple and free: Come out and play
February 17, 2017 - 9:02pm
February 6, 2017
Wild bison destined for Banff National Park are prepared for loading and travel at Elk Island National Park’s bison handling facility in Alberta, Canada in this January 31 handout photo.    Johane Janelle/Parks Canada/Handout via REUTERS
Canada reintroduces bison to its oldest national park
February 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
February 5, 2017
Submitted illustration.
Always in Season: Few redpolls show up so far this winter
February 5, 2017 - 3:37pm
020517.O.DNT.IcefestC1 --  Christian Frasier (red shirt) of Duluth, a member of  the Duluth Climbers Coalition, instructs climbers at the 2016 Ice & Mixed Feset held at Quarry Park in West Duluth. Roberta Laidlaw Schneider photo
Climbing fest to celebrate Duluth's newest park
February 5, 2017 - 2:48pm
020517.C.DNT.SamC2 -- Dogs cross a portion of a North Shore stream where water flows over the ice. The ice often remains safe under the overflow, which will freeze once temperatures drop sufficiently. Sam Cook / scook@duluthnews.com
Cook: Making tracks up a North Shore stream
February 5, 2017 - 12:47pm
020517.O.DNT.HikeC1 --  Shane Peltonen of Ashland hikes a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail in summer 2016. Peltonen hiked 4,700 miles across eight northern states, finishing Oct. 30. He did most of the hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail. Shane Peltonen photo
The 4,700-mile summer: Wisconsin man's long walk across North Country trail
February 5, 2017 - 8:38am
February 3, 2017
Sprih Harsh rotates the antennae attached to a compass to help track the frequency of collared pheasants on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, east of Virgil, S.D. Matt Gade / Forum News Serviceplay button
University, state team up for 'paramount' S.D. pheasant study
February 3, 2017 - 4:59pm
February 1, 2017
Ryan Anderson gives his lead dogs, Dolce (left) and Heath, a hug and a rub at the end of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. Anderson took first place in the race. Bob King / Forum News Service
Unlikely strategy secures Beargrease title: Anderson wins for a third time
February 1, 2017 - 9:14pm
Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader, gives an introduction about Minnesota’s first-ever deer management plan Wednesday during a public engagement meeting held at the Hampton Inn in Bemidji. (Maggi Stivers | Forum News Service)
DNR deer management plan takes first steps
February 1, 2017 - 9:11pm
A casual arrangement by Margaret Cheny. Special to the Pioneer.
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
February 1, 2017 - 7:05am