Admission To Minnesota State Parks Free On ‘Black Friday’

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr announced today that entrance fees to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday, Nov. 27, for “Free Park Friday,” encouraging Minnesotans to spend time outdoors, and with family, on the day after Thanksgiving.

Town Buck

Phillip Lockett of Saginaw sends along this photo a nice buck that he saw near 60th Avenue East and London Road this afternoon. This buck and a smaller buck were eyeing each other from opposite sides of a fence, Lockett said. He saw one of the bucks following a doe. This is the peak of…
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Northeastern Minnesota Deer Harvest Up Slightly So Far

Minnesota’s firearms deer harvest was up 8.2 percent in Northeastern Minnesota over the first three days of the season, which opened Saturday. Read the full story here.

Minnesota Firearms Deer License Sales Holding Pace

Despite prospects for a lean deer season in Minnesota, firearms deer license sales have been keeping pace with those of recent years, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Through Friday before Saturday’s opening day of hunting, just more than 419,000 licenses had been sold, DNR officials said. That’s up from about 393,000 at…
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Hannah Stonehouse Hudson Captures Photos Of Migrating Fish On Sioux River

Hannah Stonehouse Hudson of Bayfield, a professional photographer, took some very cool shots of fish ascending the Sioux River near Bayfield a few days ago. The fish were leaping and swimming up a set of falls in Big Rock Park, a Bayfield County park. The area is closed to fishing to protect the fish on…
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