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May 8, 2018
 great horned owl, its left pupil dilated, is shown shortly after a driver found it trapped in the grille of his truck. Courtesy of PAWS.
This owl had an extraordinary survival story after a very bad day
May 8, 2018 - 12:11pm
Tent caterpillars chew their way through the leaves on a tree near Detroit Lakes, Minn., in 2017. Mike Parisio / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Tent caterpillar season looks mild in Minnesota, DNR forest expert says
May 8, 2018 - 11:52am
May 7, 2018
Lake Sakakawea could challenge last ice-out date
May 7, 2018 - 6:33pm
The 4 Bears Casino and Lodge’s yacht is seen July 15, 2016, near the casino’s marina on Lake Sakakawea west of New Town, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Another month, another increase in expected runoff into Lake Sakakawea
May 7, 2018 - 5:42pm
May 6, 2018
Experts say using commercially available repellents, like permethrin for clothing and DEET for skin, is the most effective way to keep disease-carrying ticks from biting. Tests show both are safe at commercially available doses. Bob King / Forum News Service
Outdoors enthusiasts urged to practice tick bite prevention
May 6, 2018 - 8:00am
A walleye sits in a net during the 2016 Minnesota fishing opener on Cut Foot Sioux Lake north of Deer River, Minn. With this year's late spring, a slow presentation such as jigging with a minnow will be a good bet for coaxing walleyes into biting. Minnesota's 2018 fishing opener is Saturday, May 12, 2018. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Late spring means 'different' MN walleye opener
May 6, 2018 - 7:53am
Tim Wagner, owner of Hi-Banks Resort on Fish Lake, feels optimistic that the ice will be off the lake and his docks in the water by the time of the fishing opener. By midweek, the ice was already pulling away from the shore. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
All eyes on the ice: Rapid ice melt in recent days may save opener
May 6, 2018 - 6:00am
May 5, 2018
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Banner walleye fishing expected on Sakakawea
May 5, 2018 - 7:59pm
May 3, 2018
Health department says don’t eat fish from this Twin Cities lake
May 3, 2018 - 5:53pm
May 2, 2018
The ice on Green Lake is gone Wednesday at Saulsbury Park in Spicer, Minn. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Green Lake sheds ice in time for Gov. Dayton’s fishing opener
May 2, 2018 - 5:02pm
May 1, 2018
Though there were still a few isolate patches of snow to be seen along the shoreline, Big Detroit Lake was officially declared ice free on Tuesday, May 1. Though it was a relatively late "ice-out" date, it's not the latest on record. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
No ice fishing for this year's opener: Big Detroit Lake officially becomes ice free on May 1
May 1, 2018 - 8:38pm
Lake Sakakawea is seen in this Forum News Service file photo
Ice-out on Lake Sakakawea among latest on record
May 1, 2018 - 5:05pm
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Ice out on Otter Tail County lake shows Mother Nature's power and beauty
May 1, 2018 - 2:44pm
April 30, 2018
A duck was rescued Monday, April 30, by Moorhead police after it was trapped inside a chimney. Special to The Forum
'Santa' the duck: Moorhead police rescue trapped duck from chimney
April 30, 2018 - 3:57pm
April 29, 2018
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder when it comes to lake sturgeon, but the prehistoric-looking fish draw throngs of anglers every spring to the Minnesota-Canada border waters of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Anticipation fuels sturgeon excursion
April 29, 2018 - 6:10am