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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 6, 2018
Outdoor notes for May 6
May 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Commentary: The water's fine - or almost melted - so let's go fishing!
May 6, 2018 - 8:00am
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
What's Up Outdoors: Open water awaits, but first come the turkeys
May 6, 2018 - 5:30am
May 4, 2018
The roll-in dock sits on shore at the public access on Pine Mountain Lake in Backus on May 3, 2018. You can see ice still covers about half of the lake's surface. In an April 23 Minnesota DNR news release, Nancy Stewart, water recreation program consultant said, “Because of the late ice-out this year, DNR crews will have a shorter window than usual to get boat ramps and docks ready for the May 12 fishing opener, but we will have as many of them ready as possible." Photo: Denton Newman Jr. / PineandLakes.com
Will ice go out in time for fishing opener?
May 4, 2018 - 11:41am
"Teach a Kid Trap Shooting" May 5
May 4, 2018 - 9:30am
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
Pasque flowers bloom Tuesday in the Northland Arboretum. The crocus, typically blooming around Easter and symbolizing renewal, missed its holiday arrival this year, delayed by cold spring weather and complicated by an early Easter on the calendar. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Symbol of Spring
May 2, 2018 - 7:00am
May 1, 2018
North Long Lake resident Nancy Myers walks on dock sections Monday after ice piled up on the north shore of the main lake. In a matter of minutes, the strong southerly wind pushed the ice onto her property, burying two boat lifts and a pile of stacked dock sections. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery

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The force of moving lake ice on view
May 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Take a Kid Trap Shooting event is May 5
May 1, 2018 - 7:30am