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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, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.

The 2021 in-lieu-of-tax payments are the same as property taxes paid by private landowners.
According to NDGF, 1,457 hunters took 991 pronghorn, consisting of 807 bucks, 159 does and 25 fawns.
During the recently completed survey, department biologists counted 2,923 mule deer in 298.8 square miles.
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LeRoy Chiovitte, of Hermantown, Minnesota, caught the 17-pound, 8-ounce walleye May 13, 1979, on the Seagull River where it flows into Saganaga Lake.
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The action last Saturday was fair – no surprise, considering the weather – but it was good enough to keep things interesting.
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Since 1983, students from UMC have planted more than 206,000 trees under a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
ANS Awareness Week aims raise the public’s understanding of how to stop stop the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species in the state’s waterways.
“Policies or actions that reduce or limit sportsmen activities necessarily implicate wildlife conservation programs by affecting state agencies’ revenue,” the senators wrote in a letter to the federal agency.
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For me, the walleye has a mystique I find difficult to explain. The appearance is definitely part of it. Walleyes are beautiful fish, and their color varies depending on where you catch them.