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Mike McFeely is a columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began working for The Forum in the 1980s while he was a student studying journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He's been with The Forum full time since 1990, minus a six-year hiatus when he hosted a local radio talk-show.

You can reach Mike via email at mmcfeely@forumcomm.com.

DNR's annual surveys help determine fish populations, lake management, stocking strategies
Lawndale Creek restoration project helps clean water in Buffalo River while providing trout habitat in unlikely place
A trio of the mammals showed up in a city stormwater retention pond, offering another opportunity for residents to see urban wildlife.
Reading about the expansion of outdoors opportunities is one of the most enjoyable aspects of paging through Mitzel's book, "40 Years of Dakota Country Magazine." Published in 2019, the book is a trip down memory lane not only for the magazine, but for tracing the explosive growth of world-class hunting and fishing in North Dakota.
Research shows that in some lakes the invasive species appeared to have a serious negative effect on walleyes because of increased water clarity. In other lakes, zebra mussels seem to have had little or no effect on walleye populations and size structure.
As another season is underway in the Upper Midwest, let the discussions begin anew of how the latest gizmo or fancy creature comfort is making the once frigid pursuit of hardwater angling too easy
In races that included all of Minnesota's 87 counties, the GOP continued a losing streak that dates to 2006. That's because Minnesota is a microcosm of the rest of the nation when it comes to the growing electoral divide between cities and rural areas.
Minnesota DNR, retailers see signs that even more will take to frozen lakes as rise in outdoors activities continues
Prairie Chicken Society, Pheasants Forever and others working together to acquire and restore land into grasslands.