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

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“Nobody has done it solo that I’m aware of – male or female,” Eklund said. “So I’m the first one. And as far as kayaks go, I don’t think anybody’s done it in a kayak.”
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The visit by Paul and Crystal Menta set the stage for the inaugural Northwest Angle “Buoy Bash,” and Friday's proclamation by Key West officials marking Friday, Sept. 16, as "Angle Inlet, Minnesota Appreciation Day."
The timing of the ban is especially unfortunate because waterfowl seasons in some Canadian provinces opened Sept. 1, and many American hunters had scheduled trips to Canada to hunt ducks, geese and sandhill cranes – migratory birds with no regard for borders.
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According to a story posted Monday, Aug. 29, on the Washington Post website, Nebraska pumpkin paddler Duane Hanson on Saturday, Aug. 27, paddled an 846-pound pumpkin 38 miles down the Missouri River from Bellevue, Nebraska, to Nebraska City.
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The canoe trip took Miles Larson, his five paddling partners and their camp counselor across 157.5 miles of lakes, rivers and portages over 15 days.
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It was a beautiful evening to be on the water; or, in Proulx’s case, in the water.
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Noah Moss of Aitkin, Minnesota, landed and released a 51¾-inch muskie about 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, on Lake Plantaganet near Bemidji. He then released a 54-inch “mega-monster” the next morning.
I’ve been fishing most of my life, but those two days are a highlight reel I will play over and over in my head.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last North American duck breeding population survey report was released in 2019.
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Two weeks before he died, Scott Olson’s hospice nurse asked him if there was anything he wanted to do before his final days. His wish was to go fishing.