STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Minnesota Senate committee passes bill to suspend wolf hunt
A bill that would suspend Minnesotas wolf hunt was passed by a Senate committee on Tuesday afternoon.
The bill, passed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, would put the hunt on hold until... Posted on 3/11/14 at 3:24 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN DNR, MDHA 'listening sessions' include March 24 meeting in Bemidji
The Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association have announced the dates for their statewide listening sessions, and the meeting for northwest Minnesota is set for 7 to ... Posted on 3/10/14 at 12:31 PM
STAFF BLOG AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #81 - Tatted Lace and more
Happy soon-to-be 4th of July everyone!
When you're not out barbecuing or watching fireworks, be sure to check out some of our newest and hottest blogs on Areavoices, including a brand-new-to-our-plat... Posted on 7/3/12 at 9:58 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Oregon man brings veterans cause to N.D. Capitol
BISMARCKAn Oregon bicyclist determined to raise money and awareness for combat-wounded veterans is going to state Capitols across the country to spread his message.
On Thursday, Scot King of Remember... Posted on 7/7/11 at 10:23 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The state Industrial Commission removed the most controversial part of a proposed “extraordinary places” policy before unanimously approving it Monday, deciding that permit applications for oil and gas drilling on private land shouldn’t be subject to a special public comment process.
The policy had undergone several revisions since Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem introduced it in December, and the three Industrial Commission members -- Stenehjem, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring -- were inundated with more than 500 comments after delaying action at their Jan. 29 meeting to allow for more feedback.
GRASSY BUTTE — North Dakota’s bighorn sheep herd grew by 24 animals this month, with the relocation of two young rams and 22 ewes from the site of a coal mine near Jasper National Park in western Alberta.
FARGO – Biologists are concerned that a proposed power transmission line that would skirt the southern Killdeer Mountains in western North Dakota could disrupt nesting habitat for protected golden eagles.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Opinions remain sharply divided about whether Minnesota should allow wolf hunts, and Tuesday night a state lawmaker also questioned whether state officials are doing a good job of managing wolves.
Rep. Jason Isaacson, D-Shoreview, said the state Department of Natural Resources needs to do more to track wolves.
"I struggle with the idea that we are doing all we can," said Isaacson, an opponent of allowing wolves to be hunted.
BISMARCK – A coalition of oil producers and royalty owners came out Monday against a proposal being considered by the North Dakota Industrial Commission that would set rules to minimize the impact of oil drilling on so-called “extraordinary places.”
Forty cow moose in northwest North Dakota will be sporting some pricey new neckwear later this winter when the state Game and Fish Department and the University of Mary in Bismarck team up to fit the animals with GPS collars.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The chairman of the Outdoor Heritage Fund Advisory Board said Tuesday the panel will seek clarification on what types of projects are eligible for the fund after the first grant round drew a number of applications that didn’t appear to fit the fund’s intent.
Board members heard 66 presentations from applicants Monday and Tuesday and considered a total of 74 applications totaling more than $34 million in grant requests.
Members were still discussing and scoring the applications Tuesday before voting on which grants to recommend to the North Dakota Industrial Commission for final approval.
Rick Acker, a Grand Forks taxidermist and avid outdoorsman, shared this story from a January 2012 hunting trip to an island in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, where he pursued King Eider ducks.
The temperature had fallen into the mid-teens above zero, but the brisk north wind made it feel more like zero Wednesday afternoon as the sun dipped behind the dikes along the Grand Forks Greenway. The cold wouldn’t keep Kevin Jeffrey and David Sears inside, though. In their world, it was a perfect afternoon to hit the snow for … a bike ride.
Yes … you read that correctly.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- During a trip to North Dakota in August, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said it was important for energy interests in the state to extract oil and gas with less impact on the environment.
This week, the Dakota Resource Council announced it is sending a petition with more than 10,000 signatures to Jewell, urging the secretary to do what she can to help protect Theodore Roosevelt National Park from what has been dubbed “encroaching oil development.”
DRC senior field organizer Scott Skokos said Wednesday that the plan is for the petition, which was rolled out in late August, to be hand-delivered to Jewell this month.
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