Wildlife Forever reminds anglers to trash unused bait

Wildlife Forever’s coalition of partners and bait shops across the Midwest are reminding anglers how to properly handle live bait after a day on the water. Releasing leftover bait into the environment can pose risk of spreading diseases and aquatic invasive species, which can have devastating effects. New custom bait bags and posters with the…

Women: learn to fish webinar

Women interested in learning more about fishing are invited to join a webinar hosted by the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The free webinar is at noon -Wednesday, April 28, and is part of the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series that aims to give participants quick, relevant…

Witter family enjoys golfing at Kimball Golf Club

Rob and Ruth Witter and their family traveled from Hinckley to play golf at Kimball Golf Club -Saturday, April 17. Rob had played the course while attending college in St. Cloud 20 years ago when he also worked on the golf course grounds crew for four years. Rob wrote to KGC about his family’s golf…

Anglers can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

Clean, drain, dispose every time The approaching fishing season comes with a reminder from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to always follow state laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. It’s also important for anglers to take a few minutes for invasive species prevention every time a boat comes out of…

Boaters: renew your watercraft registration early, use online renewal

Boaters, remember to give yourself enough time to renew your watercraft registration if it has expired. As a result of COVID-19 and an increase in volume, the DNR License Center currently is taking up to nine weeks to process mail-in boat registration renewals. Additional staff have been pulled in to process renewals and help with…

Get your fishing questions answered on DNR fishing webpage

Anglers looking to get fishing questions answered can find answers at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fishing page at mndnr.gov/fishing. The page answers questions like: What species can I fish for? What kind of bait is legal? What kind of fish can I keep? It also is a mobile-friendly destination for information on when,…

Spring turkey hunting started April 14

Minnesota’s turkey hunting season started last week Wednesday, April 14, hunters hoping to bag a tom turkey will see similar regulations as last year. A spring turkey license will provide the opportunity to hunt all permit areas in the state, with the exception of three major wildlife management areas. Permits are required for firearms turkey…

Schultz sets his sights on China 2022

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The World Para Snow Sports hosted the Para Snowboard World Cup in Colere, Italy, on April 1-2. Athletes from 16 countries gathered in Colere for the final two races of the 2020-21 World Cup season. There, front and center, was Kimball’s own “Monster” Mike Schultz. In Schultz’s class, SB-LL1 boarder-cross,…

Girls’ hockey team closes regular season in style

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Ending the regular season on a positive note, the River Lakes girls dominated Prairie Centre, 8-0, Thursday, March 11, at Paynesville Arena; and took care of St. Cloud, 3-1, Friday, March 12, at the MAC in St. Cloud. Prairie Centre game Shots on goal favored the Stars, 46-3. Goalie Hailey…