On Saturday, thousands of hunters will head into field and wood in hopes filling out their tags for the firearms deer hunting season opener.
And DNR officials are expecting a good year across the state.
As the thermometer passed 54 degrees early Tuesday afternoon, another daily high temperature was set in what has been a record-setting warm winter in the Brainerd area.
March 13's previous high record was set in 2007.
Cass County is up and running on its new 800-megahertz radio system, allowing police, fire and emergency service personnel to communicate on any number of channels across the county, region and even the state.