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BRAINERD, Minn. — In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the fastest growing high school sport in the state. Host Bret Amundson and the crew followed the Pillager high team to the state meet in Alexandria, Minn., which is the world's largest shooting sports event, featuring nearly 7,000 shooters. Then Amundson and the crew headed to Clear Lake, Wis., for the North American Hunting Retriever Association's Annual Invitational.
MANKATO, Minn.—On the day players began reporting to training camp, the Minnesota Vikings extended the contract of head coach Mike Zimmer. The team announced the extension early Thursday afternoon, but terms of the contract were not disclosed. Zimmer led Minnesota to an 11-5 record and the team's first division championship since 2009 last season. Zimmer's 18-14 record gives him the second-most wins by a Vikings head coach in his first two seasons, trailing only the late Dennis Green, who had 20 wins.
BRAINERD — In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan's great Tazin Lake to catch a world record lake trout. At this famed trout factory, they caught numerous fish that broke personal bests. They broke rods. They had giants get off the hook near the boat. ... And then, during the final minutes of the trip, they boated a monster. Watch it all unfold on this weekend's episode of Northland Outdoors TV.
DETROIT LAKES — All traffic on Interstate 94 northwest of Fergus Falls will shift to the eastbound lanes starting Tuesday, July 12. Crews have nearly completed work on the eastbound...
FARGO — Forum Communications Company, or FCC, announced it is entering into an agreement to purchase the publications and a carrier delivery company owned by Helmer Printing. The deal closed Monday, June 27. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family-owned company based in Beldenville, Wisconsin. Mark and Scott Helmer, along with sister Jenny, will continue to operate their commercial printing business.
FARGO, N.D. - Northland Outdoors Television, the newest venture from one of the upper Midwest’s premier outdoors content brand, will debut on Fox Sports North and many other local ABC...
ST. PAUL — A new license plate option will be available to Minnesota drivers in October, and it's up to the public to pick its design. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced the finalists Monday for the new state parks and trails license plate. Members of the public can vote on the designs online at www.dnr.state.mn.us/parksplate/index.html through 5 p.m. July 4. The winner will be announced July 6. The three finalists were selected by a panel of judges from a pool of 80 design submissions.
EAST GRAND FORKS — The Minnesota high school baseball season is winding down. When it starts up again in 2017, the games could have a different feel. The Minnesota State High School League wants to implement a pitch count limit next season based on concerns of arm overuse by young pitchers.
ST. PAUL – Illegal garbage burning – in open fires and burn barrels – is a persistent source of pollution in Minnesota, according to a feature story in the May–June...
FARGO — Carson Wentz, becoming one of the most celebrated athletes in North Dakota history, is moving to the City of Brotherly Love. Wentz, the quarterback from Bismarck who guided North Dakota State’s football team to two national championships, became the first North Dakotan to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft as the Philadelphia Eagles used their No. 2 pick overall to select him Thursday night in Chicago.