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My game plan during a recent fishing outing was pretty simple: replenish my fish supply. I realized that I had made a slight miscalculation regarding my fish inventory because my freezer was … more
Two weeks ago I was watching a midday Twin Cities news/variety show. Now that’s not something usually on my plate but a promo teaser caught my eye. They were going to cook a Midwestern … more
It took some time to get there and there were some inconveniences along the way, but the mighty Mississippi River is headed back to normal after cresting at 19.35 feet on June 29 and 30 this last … more
Last week I told you all about my spinning rod trout fishing victory on the Rush River.  It was a great night and I caught a bunch of trout (by my standards). I left brimming with … more
Due to recent heavy rainfall and rising river levels, the City of Cottage Grove has announced the closure of the bridge and causeway to Lower Grey Cloud Island to ensure public safety. This closure … more
With all the rain across the state in the last week, the Mississippi River reached the top of the steps in Levee Park behind the Rotary Pavilion. The river was expected to crest on Tuesday around … more
My daughter Mattie and I have had many outdoor adventures, from fishing to hunting to ‘shrooming to shed hunting. They are memories I will never forget. Happy Father’s Day! I … more
Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are about to be abuzz with activity. Memorial Day weekend represents the traditional start of the recreational boating season, when water recreation enthusiasts of … more
It’s supposed to be the last week of Forage Month but it is going to be pre-empted by the musky fishing season opener which started on Saturday. If I had to limit myself to one outdoor … more
The Hastings Middle School has an extremely fun tradition as the school year comes to a close, a tug of war. The school does an annual fundraiser for Hastings Family Service and the two classes from … more
Minnesotans should expect more air quality alerts than normal again during the summer of 2024, driven by anticipated high temperatures and more-than-average number of wildfires, Minnesota Pollution … more
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today announced a new initiative to monitor water quality throughout the entire Mississippi River within Minnesota’s borders for the first time in … more
ROSEMOUNT, MINN – The white trailer blends into the winter landscape at SKB Environmental’s landfill, but inside, machinery is working to capture one of the most pervasive environmental … more
In the latest in a series of tag, track and capture operations, commercial fishers working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources captured 82 silver carp and one bighead carp Feb. 13-14 … more
The locks and dams on the Mississippi River are massive feats of engineering, nearing 100 years old. They shepherd millions of tons of goods each year, acting as water-based elevators to lift boats … more
The Hastings Raiders High School Trap and Skeet Team Registration is open and will close Friday March 15th or until team is full, no exceptions. Please be patient if you run into issues registering. … more
An upcoming class will provide nitrogen information to farmers ahead of the 2024 growing season. Dakota County is partnering with University of Minnesota Extension to offer a free, one-day class … more
Be captivated by all things winged from educators at St. Louis’s World Bird Sanctuary during the “Masters of the Sky” weekend. Hosted by Carpenter Nature Center’s (CNC) … more
If you haven’t noticed, with the exception of a frigid week in January, it’s been an exceptionally mild winter. Hastings Public Works Superintendent Joe Spagnoletti is fine with that. … more
The Minnesota Wild, along with Bally Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, today announced that Hockey Day Minnesota 2026, presented by UnitedHealthcare, will take place at United Heroes League’s … more
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