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

Trio of 69- and 70-year-old women, including Jamestown native Anne Sherve-Ose, will paddle as far as the Manitoba border this summer.
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For me, the walleye has a mystique I find difficult to explain. The appearance is definitely part of it. Walleyes are beautiful fish, and their color varies depending on where you catch them.
Established in 2019, the Lake Agassiz High School Fishing League is on track to have nearly 200 students from nine different schools participating during the 2022 season.
Strict border-crossing requirements remain, but Canadian fishing camps and lodges are anticipating their first full summer since 2019.
Whether it's open-water fishing on Lake Winnipeg or winter ice fishing adventure on a remote lake trout lake, opportunities abound
Since coming to the University of North Dakota in 2019, the birdwatcher and aspiring wildlife photographer has taken his passion to a new level, exploring Grand Forks and the surrounding area with keen ears, keen eyes and a Nikon camera with a very large lens, to observe and photograph birds.
Lake of the Woods, Devils Lake, Upper Red Lake and Lake Winnipeg all rank highly as prime ice fishing spots, but don't overlook smaller North Dakota lakes and sloughs.
In a news release, FishingBooker ranked Brainerd, Minnesota, area first with Lake Habeeb in Maryland and Devils Lake in North Dakota following behind.
During the Fargo Ice Fishing Show, which opens Friday, Dec. 10, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 12, all of the show seminars will be available virtually on Facebook Live, in addition to in-person at Scheels Arena in Fargo. And ice fishing celebrity Brian "Bro" Brosdahl is offering his virtual "Bro Road Show" Tuesday night ice fishing sessions on Facebook Live through December.
Doug Lodermeier, of Edina, Minnesota, recently published “Minnesota Duck Calls – yesterday’s and today’s folk artists Volume 2” and “Minnesota Duck Decoys – yesterday’s and today’s folk artists Volume 2.”