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April 23, 2017
Ron Malone, back, and Dick Malone, right, hosted retired Minnesota Vikings head football coach and active sportsman Bud Grant on a turkey hunt April 13 west of Wadena. The 90-year-old Grant shot a 22.5 pound tom turkey with a 10.5 inch beard.  Mike Grant, who accompanied his father to the Wadena area, shot a 7.5 inch bearded turkey the same day. Photo provided
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
18 hours 23 min ago
March 18, 2017
An adult bald eagle with its white head and tail soars over the Minnesota landscape. Courtesy photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
'Beloved' eagles arriving back in Minnesota a few weeks early
March 18, 2017 - 10:18am
March 12, 2017
Roxann Eischens and grandson Tyler hold four cubs with the sedated mother black bear on land north of Park Rapids, Minn., in the Two Inlets area. Submitted photo.
Cub love
March 12, 2017 - 9:45am
February 21, 2017
Local deer numbers pretty impressive
February 21, 2017 - 12:35pm
January 5, 2017
Cousins Beckett Fix and Carter Teunissen spent some time at the southwest skating rink in Wadena during Christmas break. They were visiting their grandma, Mary Fix, for the holidays. Anna Erickson/Pioneer Journal
Smooth Skating: Ice rinks busy over holiday break
January 5, 2017 - 3:27pm
December 30, 2016
Ice forms alongside the edge of Lake Bemidji. (Maggi Stivers | Forum News Service)
Advice for thin ice
December 30, 2016 - 12:08am
December 18, 2016
DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes
December 18, 2016 - 12:10am
November 28, 2016
DNR suspects hunter saw bobcats, not mountain lions
November 28, 2016 - 12:08am
November 20, 2016
A mountain lion perches in a tree near Nashwauk in northern Minnesota Monday, Nov. 8, 2016. The animal chased a deer and got into a brief altercation with another apparent mountain lion, or cougar, while Jordan Bowen, 16, of Rush City, Minn., was deer hunting. Mountain lions are occasionally seen in Minnesota, but wildlife officials have never found evidence of a breeding population. (Photo courtesy Jordan Bowen)
Cougar pair spotted fighting in northern Minnesota
November 20, 2016 - 12:10am
November 13, 2016
Hunter found dead in the woods in central Minn.
November 13, 2016 - 12:08am
October 7, 2016
Leaves have started to turn color at Black's Grove Park in Wadena. Photo by Anna Erickson/Pioneer Journal
Fall leaves reaching peak color now
October 7, 2016 - 12:08am
August 1, 2016
This undated file photo from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows muskie young being stocked into a state lake.
DNR to stock muskies in Gull chain near Brainerd
August 1, 2016 - 12:08am
July 7, 2016
Duck numbers are up this summer in Minnesota according to reports from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Some duck species up, Canada goose numbers down in state
July 7, 2016 - 3:24pm
May 19, 2016
Bear attacks Sebeka woman on her deck
May 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
May 9, 2016
Many of the sculptures in Green Island were made using metals.
Forest therapy
May 9, 2016 - 12:08am