A 17-Pound Walleye Is Swimming In North Dakota

This is no fish tale: There is a 17-pound walleye swimming in North Dakota’s Lake Sakakawea. State fisheries biologists netted it last spring during the spawning run, weighed it, stripped it of its eggs and returned it to the massive reservoir on the Missouri River. Given the size of Sakakawea, there’s likely many — relatively…
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Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Rush Lake In Otter Tail County

Zebra mussels have been found in Rush Lake in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR said in a press release there are several lakes near Rush where the invasive species had already been confirmed. DNR invasive species specialists confirmed two adult zebra mussels in separate locations about 75…
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Former N.D. Chancellor Shirvani Resigns As President Of Iowa College

Hamid Shirvani, the controversial former chancellor of the North Dakota University System, has resigned as president of Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa, according to a press release from the school. “This has not been an easy decision for me to make, and is a result of a combination of family, personal and professional…
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Disappointed In Boy Scout Leadership, Moorhead Man Gives Back Eagle Scout Award

John Rowell drove from his home in Moorhead to the Northern Lights Council of Boy Scouts building in Fargo on Tuesday morning to end a 50-year chapter in his life. Rowell turned in the Eagle Scout award he earned in 1966. “There was a very nice woman at the counter and I handed her my…
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Boat Driver Who Broadsided Another Boat Gets Petty Misdemeanor

The driver of a boat that broadsided another boat on an Otter Tail County lake last week has been cited for a petty misdemeanor. Myron Enter of Sioux Falls, S.D., was cited by the Otter County Sheriff’s Department for an incident that happened Wednesday, July 19 on Little McDonald Lake near Perham. Enter, 77, drove…
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