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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.
MOORHEAD — The idea of retirement has not crossed the mind of former Moorhead hockey standout and current NHL center Matt Cullen. The 39-year-old, who lives with his family in West Fargo, N.D., in the offseason, will be a free agent after this season, but his season is not over.
ST. PAUL — Changes in Minnesota's year-old law requiring vegetative buffers received approval of a Senate committee Wednesday. Over objections of environmental groups, a Senate agriculture committee on a split voice vote moved Sen. Rod Skoe's bill to extend until 2025 the time when all buffers must be in place. Current law sets that limit at 2018. "What we do not want to do is to backslide and potentially reduce the water quality benefits," Scott Strand of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy told the committee.