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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
Cold open; While it isn't exactly springlike out there, suddenly the fishing opener is upon us
Saturday marks another step in our slow-crawl spring this year: It's the fishing opener. While most lakes in the Carlton County area are open, don't expect them to be up north, especially in deep...
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
Warm weather brings plenty of outdoor opportunities
Whether you're looking for a way to while away an afternoon or plan an entire week's worth of activities - staycation style - there's plenty to do in Carlton County. Spring and summer are the perfect... 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
Bird watching: For the birds, just look up
For those who have been admiring Will Stenberg’s bird photos in the Pine Knot News lately but yearn to see some of the same birds in the wild, just grab your binoculars and look out your back... 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
DNR certifies record northern
An angler caught and released a 46 1/4- inch northern pike on Mille Lacs Lake that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified as a tie with the current catch-and-release state record. Brad Lila caught and released the fish Jan. 22. “I...
Trout season set to open Saturday
Minnesota’s stream trout season opens Saturday with quality fishing opportunities in every region of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports. Brook trout and splake fishing also open on Lake Superior and its tributary...
Spring turkey hunt is on
Minnesota turkey hunting began this week, with opportunities available now through May 31. The season is divided into six hunt periods, A through F. A spring turkey license will provide the opportunity to hunt all permit areas in the state, with the...
Moose count remains steady
This year’s population estimate of 3,290 moose marks a decade of Minnesota’s moose population remaining relatively stable, according to the results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ 2023 aerial population survey. Although the...
University gets forest grant
The University of Minnesota has received a $319,820 grant from the Minnesota Forest Resources Council to assess carbon sequestration, storage, and emissions associated with Minnesota forests and forest products. The Department of Natural Resources...
With the warmth come the ticks
Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is reminding residents to be on the lookout for ticks as warmer temperatures finally come to the region. A variety of diseases are spread by ticks in...
SPRING PHOTO: Why did the turkeys cross the road?
We don't know. Despite snow still covering the ground and crazy winter storms swirling about, local photographer Will Stenberg has been capturing signs that spring is making its presence known at Jay... Full story
Prospective bear hunters have until Friday, May 5, to apply for a bear hunting license from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Applications for the 2023 season can be submitted online, at any license agent or by telephone at...