There's a long standing tradition with the Duluth East hockey program. It starts at the top with head coach Mike Randolph who is in his 30th season as the bench boss. He's been around long enough to coach multiple generations of Greyhounds.
There was a lot of added pressure for Hermantown head coach Patrick Andrews who took over the reigns of a program that had made an appearance at the state tournament for eight straight seasons. During the process, he learned to put his trust in his players.
There's always a bit of a transition period when you bring in a new head coach to any team. For the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey program, they've have three different head coaches the past three straight seasons. The Lumberjacks admit their start to this season was a bit bumpy, but they seem to be clicking when it counts.
Wildlife managers have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a wild deer in Crow Wing County. It marks the first discovery of the fatal brain disease among the state's wild deer outside the southeastern corner of Minnesota.
The Minnesota DNR says anglers will be able to keep some walleye during the open-water season on Mille Lacs Lake this year. Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs has been limited to catch-and-release for several years.
Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing invasive carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Conservation Coalition will push for funding of a strategy proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A forum was hosted by Rep. Pete Stauber in response to the website crash for BWCA permits. The new online system launched on Jan. 30 but crashed instantly.The forum was an opportunity for citizens to get answers on why the system shut down.