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.

Hank Kohler, who was the keynote speaker last March at the International Water Institute’s River Watch Forum at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, definitely has a gift for gab and a knack for telling a story.
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.
The DNR implemented the rule Oct. 11 after learning that a CWD-positive farm in Wisconsin shipped 387 farmed white-tailed deer to farms in seven states, including Minnesota.
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.”
Early ice conditions can be especially dicey during freeze-ups like this year, when brief cold snaps are followed by warm-ups, and calm days are followed by wind, which of course can wreak havoc on early ice. This time of year, ice can be here one day and gone tomorrow.
The moose was downright intrigued by the machine, walking right up to it for an up-close-and-personal look.
In addition to the 26 fish in the livewell, there were six walleyes and 10 saugers in the cooler with fish caught that day, and 17 walleyes and 13 saugers in the second cooler with fish the group had kept the previous day – 72 fish total.