Mark Johnson

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Heritage Council Decides On Executive Director

A state council that recommends how to spend $100 million a year on outdoors projects has voted to tap the executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association as its top staffer. The Lessard-Sams Outdoors Heritage Council voted 9-2 Tuesday night for 55-year-old Mark Johnson, of Grand Rapids, who has led the deer hunters for 14 years.

09/10/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Snowmobiling

We’re not quite done with winter just yet, and that means there’s still time to enjoy your favorite winter activities — like snowmobiling. I asked WCCO-TV viewers where the Best Snowmobiling in Minnesota can be found, and they answered. It’s in Crow Wing County.

02/13/2014

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Good Question: How Many Minnesotans Own Cabins?

Anyone who has sat in traffic on I-94 headed north on a Friday knows that Minnesota’s cabin culture is the real deal. But how many Minnesotans actually own cabins?

06/18/2012

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Trout Restoration Project Underway Near MOA

A small stream near the Mall of America holds a lot of promise for one elusive trophy fish. Trout have been re-introduced to a creek in the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

06/02/2012

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Carpenter Nailed By His Own Gun

Mark Johnson has been swinging hammers and zipping through wood for the past 10 years. He runs his own contracting business that brings him into a lot of basements. Johnson’s specialty is installing egress windows, required by building codes in all basement bedrooms.

01/24/2011

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