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July 10, 2017
The Richardson’s ground squirrel lives in colonies like prairie dogs. Photo by Kameron Perensovich
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
July 10, 2017 - 9:59am
July 9, 2017
Kelsey Poshusta of Adams, Minn., holds the muskie she caught on Mille Lacs Lake on July 2. Her father, Derek Poshusta, measured it Kelsey Poshusta’s muskie as 57.25 inches long and 26.75 inches in girth and estimated its weight between 52 and 55 pounds before they released it.  It was the first muskie Kelsey has caught. (Courtesy photo)
Minnesota woman almost lands record muskie on her first try
July 9, 2017 - 7:31pm
June 27, 2017
A herring gull, one of three gull species found in Minnesota. Photo by Derek Bakken.
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
June 27, 2017 - 9:09am
Brad Laabs column: Not all 'keepers' should be kept
June 27, 2017 - 9:05am
June 21, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
June 21, 2017 - 10:44am
Column: Fishing and finances
June 21, 2017 - 10:43am
June 14, 2017
The black-billed cuckoo, top, and a yellow-bellied sapsucker.
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
June 14, 2017 - 7:00am
June 13, 2017
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
June 13, 2017 - 6:00am
June 12, 2017
 Jake Robinson of Shakopee has tied his own Minnesota record for a flathead catfish in the catch-and-release length category with a 49-incher taken from the Minnesota River in nearby Savage.  Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
UPDATE: Record catfish 'monster' nabbed in Minnesota River
June 12, 2017 - 5:54pm
June 7, 2017
Columnist Blane Klemek and his dog Duke. Submitted photo.
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
June 7, 2017 - 8:00am
June 1, 2017
Suzanne Keithley-Myers holds insect repellents that she uses. Keithley-Myers was diagnosed with an allergy is called alpha-gal after a tick bite. People that have alpha-gal allergies are allergic to carbohydrates that are found in red meat. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Mammal malady: Tick bite blamed for allergy to beef, pork, venison
June 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 30, 2017
Mudpuppies (seen here) are Minnesota’s only fully aquatic salamander, meaning they spend their entire lives in water. They are not to be confused with tiger salamanders, which spend their early lives in water and adult lives on land. DNR photo.
DNR asks lakeshore owners to report mudpuppy observations and die-offs
May 30, 2017 - 9:00am
May 29, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Starlings and sparrows both play to win
May 29, 2017 - 6:00am
May 21, 2017
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
May 21, 2017 - 7:00am
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am