Sorted by date Results 1 - 25 of 375
DNR stocks sturgeon in river
For the first time since 2000, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is stocking lake sturgeon in the St. Louis River. DNR fisheries stocked 375 fingerlings into the river Sept. 12 at Chambers Grove Park in Fond du Lac. Lake sturgeon are a... Full story
Free state park days
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on Nov. 24. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers Free Park Days to encourage Minnesotans to get outdoors and...
It's been quite the blueberry season
A cathedral of pines serves as entry to a path that winds over and through 32 acres of undulating land off Prevost Road, just north of Cloquet. A short walk is enough to slough off any travails of... Full story
It's berry pickin' time
It's strawberry picking time at Spectrum Farms (pictured) and Farm LoLa, which also has lots of honeyberries for the picking. Siberian honeyberries have the same faded blue color as blueberries but... Full story
Some close insect inspection
Will Stenberg continues to dazzle with his outdoors photographs, this time with a focus on insects. In June, he found monarch eggs on leaves in his own yard. "They are very tiny," he said. In July,... Full story
In the woods, a quiet oasis
Visitors have said words can't really describe what it's like to camp at Allure of the Woods Rustic Retreat in Carlton, but they use the guestbook to try their best: "A cozy, peaceful getaway." "We... Full story
PHOTO: Dinner is served
Mark Cline stopped by an osprey nest in Carlton just in time to witness a food delivery. He said the little ones aren't big enough to be seen over the edge of the nest yet. The nest is in the middle...
Photo story: Gone Fishing
They were going to be out at Chub Lake south of Carlton Saturday no matter the weather. That's where the LeDoux family of Proctor starts the new fishing season each year, Aaron said as he sat in his... Full story
Like state, county moves to curb deer disease
Upon the recommendation of the Carlton County Planning Commission, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved zoning changes to the county zoning ordinance Tuesday for cervid farms, kennels and cemeteries. Existing cervid farms (raising...
Fish diversity and habitat
All fish have value whether or not anglers typically pursue them. Native fish species benefit their ecosystems and the DNR is bringing more attention toward, and focus on, responsibly managing native fish species. Although not every kind of fish... Full story
Stay dry and safe
Lake ice is gone – or on its way out – across much of the state, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone around lakes, rivers and ponds that cold water is dangerous and unexpected falls can quickly turn tragic. About 30... Full story
Meet our Spring Fever issue
It’s over. The Pine Knot News has officially declared that winter is over. It’s time to move on. Should we be wrong, we will not print a correction. We’ll take our chances in court with Old Man... Full story
Native plantings take over area yards
If you'd like to join a movement, helping the region become a pollinator-friendly one would be a good choice. That's because right here in Carlton County, you can find some of the best resources in... Full story
Things are growing at The Green House
Tired of waiting for summer blooms? Step into The Green House in Carlton, and prepare for a visual feast that starts with the 5,000 hanging plants and spreads out in waist-high rows in nearly every... Full story
Mother's Day weekend fishing challenge
Moms who live in Minnesota are invited to join a free virtual fishing challenge May 13-14, during Take a Mom Fishing Weekend, when all Minnesota moms can fish without purchasing fishing licenses. The Minnesota State Legislature established Take a... Full story
PHOTOS: Heron Around
Will Stenberg continues his outdoors photo hunt this spring, capturing a blue heron chilling out on the St. Louis River earlier this month. With the flood situation settled down and no new snow in...
Ice fishing shelter exposed
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Tony Elwell recently reported an ice fishing shelter violation that resulted in citations. Elwell said a man left his shelter on the ice past the removal deadline last month and was...
Free state park days this summer
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on four dates in 2023: April 22, June 10, Sept. 9 and Nov. 24. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers free... Full story
Meteor showers will be bright
According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the Lyrids meteor showers reach their peak on the night of April 21. The moon will be only 9 percent full during the Lyrids’ peak, setting early. This means that if the sky is clear, it should be an excellent... Full story