Tom Robertson Feature Archive

The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota will receive more than $21 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program. (12/16/2012)
The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota will receive more than $21 million in loans to build a new tribal college. (12/14/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is highlighting concern about the state's declining moose population by proposing a change in the animal's status. (12/11/2012)
The heavy snow that fell on parts of central Minnesota over the weekend may be too late to help relieve widespread drought. (12/11/2012)
Schools in Little Falls have additional grief counselors on hand today in response to the Thankgiving Day shooting deaths of two high school students. (11/27/2012)
The rural Little Falls homeowner charged with shooting two teenagers who broke into his home on Thanksgiving waited nearly a full day before contacting a neighbor to call the police. Byron Smith was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder. (11/27/2012)
A Little Falls man charged with murder in the shootings of two teenagers he said broke into his home told investigators he was angered by one of the wounded teens who mocked him when his rifle jammed but that he fired more shots than necessary. (11/26/2012)
Minnesota hunters and trappers killed 17 wolves over the weekend, which marked the start of the second half of the state's first managed wolf season. (11/26/2012)
The second phase of Minnesota's first managed wolf hunt got under way Saturday. (11/24/2012)
There are 147 fewer wolves in northern Minnesota forests today. That's the final tally for the early wolf hunting season that ended Sunday. Hunters and trappers will get another chance when the second part of the season begins on Saturday. (11/19/2012)
DNR officials say Bowstring Lake in northern Itasca County is the latest Minnesota lake discovered to be invaded by faucet snails. (11/16/2012)
There may be hope for a shuttered lumber mill in Grand Rapids. The Ainsworth wood plant has been closed since 2009. Now, a Michigan-based company has signed a purchase agreement for the 120-acre site. Company officials have been tight-lipped about their intentions, but some industry experts predict it could become part of an emerging bioenergy industry. (11/16/2012)
Hunters have killed more than 110 wolves since the start of the state's first managed wolf hunting season 10 days ago. (11/12/2012)
DNR officials said they were not surprised by early kill numbers for Minnesota's first managed wolf season. (11/05/2012)
At the end of a rough and muddy trail in southern Koochiching County this weekend, a few miles from Northome, six hunters hunkered down over a simmering pot of spaghetti and talked about the challenge of taking part in the state's first managed wolf hunt. (11/05/2012)