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May 6, 2018
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 4, 2018
Red Flag Warning in effect until 7 p.m. across the region
May 4, 2018 - 10:54am
May 3, 2018
Frank Walsh of Bay Store Camp on Oak Island shared this photo Thursday of open water between Oak and Flag islands on Lake of the Woods' Northwest Angle. Much of Big Traverse Bay, which forms the Minnesota portion of the lake, remains ice covered although conditions are deteriorating near shore. (Photo courtesy of Frank Walsh, Bay Store Camp)
Outdoor report: Ice continues to make its spring exit from area lakes, Light geese are mostly in Canada now etc.
May 3, 2018 - 8:18pm
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
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
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department uses a system called a “weighted lottery” to distribute deer licenses. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Doug Leier: A refresher course on North Dakota's deer lottery system
May 1, 2018 - 11:26am
April 29, 2018
Kelsey Poshusta of Adams, Minn., holds the muskie she caught on Mille Lacs Lake on July 2, 2017. Her father, Derek Poshusta, measured Kelsey’s muskie as 57.25 inches long and 26.75 inches in girth and estimated its weight between 52 and 55 pounds before they released it.  It was the first muskie Kelsey has caught. Submitted photo
Commentary: The Great Minnesota Muskie War gets ugly
April 29, 2018 - 6:45am
April 29, 2018 - 6:01am
This newspaper clipping from May 16, 1996, recalls the Minnesota Walleye Opener Brad Dokken spent ice fishing on still-frozen Lake of the Woods. Click on the image to see the clipping in its entirety.
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: The '96 walleye opener ice fishing on Lake of the Woods was a day to remember
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: North Dakota Game and Fish Department pays $621,000 in property taxes, May 4 is deadline for Minnesota bear season lottery etc.
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Don't overlook the northern harrier
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
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 border waters of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)play button
Anticipation fuels Rainy River sturgeon excursion
April 29, 2018 - 6:00am
April 27, 2018
Rayen King, 18, of Johns Creek, Ga., won the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest with her acrylic painting of an emperor goose. King's winning entry will appear on the 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp, which goes on sale in late June. (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Outdoors notebook: Junior Duck Stamp contest winner, Minnesota carbon monoxide boating law, Game and Fish stocks trout in Ryan Pond and Turtle River
April 27, 2018 - 5:47pm