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Along the Portage

Along the Portage is the Voyageur's outdoor news section. Here readers find year-round coverage of local hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Regular features include the DNR Question of the Week, and Mike Rahn's "Inside the Outdoors" column. Captivating wildlife photos by local photographers are a special addition to Along the Portage.

 

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Fishing with Vets in northern Minnesota

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Just off the ice from "Fishing with Vets"

Mike Lindgren earns vintage Best of Show

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MIRA racing at the lodge

Birds or bust at the 8th Annual Sax Zim Bog Birding Festival

Area Conservation Officers Reports

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Recent Headlines

Fishing with Vets in northern Minnesota

No New Outdoors

Just off the ice from "Fishing with Vets"

Mike Lindgren earns vintage Best of Show

Flow North Outdoors

MIRA racing at the lodge

Birds or bust at the 8th Annual Sax Zim Bog Birding Festival

Area Conservation Officers Reports

Truck Fishing 101

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Recent Headlines

No New Outdoors

Just off the ice from "Fishing with Vets"

Mike Lindgren earns vintage Best of Show

Flow North Outdoors

MIRA racing at the lodge

Birds or bust at the 8th Annual Sax Zim Bog Birding Festival

Area Conservation Officers Reports

Truck Fishing 101

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Fishing with Vets in northern Minnesota

They came from far and wide, veterans all, from different walks of service life. Some active, some fresh off a tour to Afghanistan or Iraq, or both. Others experienced Viet Nam. It didn’t matter because this time they were gathered together for a different cause, to experience the flavor of ice fishing in northern Minnesota.

The newly founded organization “Fishing with Vets” honors all veterans and is proud to take them fishing, whether open water or on the ice, which it was three weeks ago on Big Winnibigoshish, based out of High Banks Resort.

“Fishing with Vets” is the brainchild of Justin Grecco and Justin Bailey. Grecco, president of the organization, never served in the Armed Forces but puts his heart and soul into the project, honoring his grandfather who served in Viet Nam along with his great-grandfather who was in World War II.

Bailey, vice president, still has lingering effects from being wounded in Iraq but that doesn’t stop him from doing what he loves, fishing and helping out his fellow veterans. A humble Bailey said “it’s not about me. It’s about the veterans. Helping them out and ...

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