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Bria Barton

Bria Barton covers travel and tourism for Forum News Service and is based at the Bemidji Pioneer. A South Carolina native and USC grad, she can be found exploring Minnesota’s abundance of towns, food and culture. Follow her on Instagram @briabarton.

Contact Bria at (218) 333-9798 or bbarton@bemidjipioneer.com.

Last week, officials from the Minnesota DNR’s wildlife health and big game programs, along with partner representatives from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Prion Research and Outreach, gathered to lead two public information sessions about Beltrami County’s current CWD status.
With fun in the sun comes potential dangers for our furry friends. From increased exposure to ticks and fleas to sunburn and even heatstroke, all sorts of issues can arise for our dogs in the summertime. But you can avoid a potentially bad situation for your dog by staying vigilant and keeping these tips from the AKC and ASPCA in mind this summer.
With spring break and summer approaching, getaways are being booked by would-be travelers. However, AAA travel experts advise that things will look very different — and to be prepared for a different travel experience — than the last time many took a vacation.
For the winter outdoors enthusiast, a game of “Would You Rather” can pose a challenge when it comes to hunting or fishing. Luckily, the best of both worlds can be found in darkhouse spearfishing, an activity that involves cutting a rectangular hole through the ice of a frozen lake, setting up a light-blocking shelter over the hole and spearing fish as they approach.
About five miles north of Bemidji, Movil Maze Recreation Area is a little known spot catering year round to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
About five miles north of Bemidji, Movil Maze Recreation Area is a little known spot catering year round to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
In the age of technology, folks can still manage a fun and festive getaway from the safety of their own couch. They just need a little imagination and these five travel-inspired Christmas movies that’ll jet them off to various locations around the globe.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, it’s a safe bet that Thursday’s Turkey Day celebrations will look a little different this year.
While there is no snow on the ground now, it's a good time to prepare for what could be your new wintertime activity.
In the honeymoon of fall, the region bursts with colors