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Brad Dokken

A native of Roseau, Minnesota, Brad Dokken graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in Mass Communications in 1984. He joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and has been the Grand Forks Herald's outdoors editor since 1988. Besides his role as an outdoors writer, Dokken has an extensive background in northwest Minnesota and Canadian border issues and provides occasional coverage on those topics. Reach him at bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.

Richard “Skittles” Larson reached the buoy monument at Young’s Bay on Minnesota’s Northwest Angle about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, ending a hiking trip that began in the wee hours of Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.
Getting vaccinated was never an issue in my world, but many people – some friends included – didn’t share that view. The topic became the elephant in the room on more than one occasion.
Her father, Capt. Pat Znajda, and grandfather, Ted Znajda, both preceded her as Minnesota DNR conservation officers.
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Tony and Kathy Mommsen pedaled and paddled through Grand Forks in early September 2021 on the first leg of their adventure.
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“Nobody has done it solo that I’m aware of – male or female,” Eklund said. “So I’m the first one. And as far as kayaks go, I don’t think anybody’s done it in a kayak.”
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department's July brood count survey tallied a 36% increase in duck broods from last year, an estimate 5% higher than the 1965-2021 average.
Set up along a muddy riverbank in south Grand Forks, Caden Erickson was hoping to catch a catfish, when he got a bite about 8:30 p.m., shortly before dark.
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The visit by Paul and Crystal Menta set the stage for the inaugural Northwest Angle “Buoy Bash,” and Friday's proclamation by Key West officials marking Friday, Sept. 16, as "Angle Inlet, Minnesota Appreciation Day."
North Dakota’s grouse and partridge seasons have been open a week, and by all accounts, hunting success was mixed on the opening weekend.
This year, 52 observers from across Minnesota’s ruffed grouse range – all wildlife and natural resources professionals – provided brood count data.