North Dakota’s Record Walleye Is Iffy, To Say The Least

NOTE: This column originally ran in 2003. I’m re-running it because I was reminded of it by a column by outdoors writer Dennis Anderson in the Minneapolis Star Tribune today about Minnesota’s state record northern pike: Record northern pike catch still a fish story for the ages.  The similarities between how Minnesota arrived at its…
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Star Lake Casino Project Hits A Possible Snag — The Corps Of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers might have thrown a wrench into plans for a proposed casino project on Star Lake in Otter Tail County, Minn. In a letter from the Corps to White Earth Enterprises LLC, dated March 24 and made public last week, the Corps asks for responses to more than a dozen…
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You Have A Better Chance Of Dying From Chronic Constipation Than Winning The Powerball

Just so you know, before you go and plunk down that $2 for a Powerball ticket, you’re not going to win. And it doesn’t help your chances to spend $10 or, God forbid, $50 on multiple tickets. Your odds of having your numbers drawn Saturday and winning the $435 million jackpot are 292,000,000 to 1.…
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LISTEN: The Secret To Catching Walleyes This Weekend Is …

Detroit Lakes, Minn., angler Tony Mariotti joined the “Mike McFeely Show” on 970 WDAY on Friday to give us tips on where to catch the big ones this weekend. He says using slip bobbers and leeches in Minnesota lakes is a good way to put a few fish in the livewell. Listen to the entire…
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Bison Ranked No. 1 In Early FCS Poll, With No Apologies From Pollster

Give Craig Haley credit. The senior editor at STATS FCS, perhaps the leading national expert on the Football Championship Subdivision, knows how to get people talking about college football in early June. Haley released his FCS Top 25 preseason poll at www.athlonsports.com and he eschewed the usual way of doing things — giving the preseason No. 1…
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