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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 bdokken@gfherald.com, by phone at (701) 780-1148 or on Twitter at @gfhoutdoor.

The North Dakota Legislature established the Outdoor Heritage Fund in 2013.
Parents are reminded that a DOT-approved helmet is required for all passengers under age 18 on any ATV when not on their own private property.
The free printed PLOTS guides will be available in late August at most license vendors and other locations throughout the state.
North Dakota’s tundra swan season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, and continues through Friday, Dec. 30.
As of Monday morning, Aug. 15, 840 any-antlerless licenses and 1,204 antlerless whitetail licenses remained.
The team of Michael Johnson and Brandon Pilon landed big-fish honors in the tournament, with a 22.98-pound catfish.
Regional offices across the state also are hiring chronic wasting disease management technicians to help manage the brain disease that’s fatal to deer, elk and moose.
To get an event in the Outdoors Calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesdays.
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It had been a few years since there was a decent blueberry crop where I pick, but this year the stars aligned.
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The final section of the book explores three renowned walleye fisheries: Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin and Mille Lacs and Red Lake in Minnesota.