About the DNR

DNR mission statement

Our mission is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.

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Offices and Divisions

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Administrative Regions map PDF | Area Office Locator

map of region 1

Region 1: Northwestern


Greg Nelson,

Regional Director


Phone: 218-308-2700
Fax: 218-755-4024
2115 Birchmont Beach Rd NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

map of region 2

Region 2: Northeastern


Lori Dowling-Hanson,

Regional Director


Phone: 218-327-4455
Fax: 218-327-4263
1201 East Highway 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744


map of region 3

Region 3: Central


Keith Parker,
Regional Director


Phone: 651-259-5800
Fax: 651-772-7977
1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN 55106

map of region 4

Region 4: Southern


Dennis Frederickson,
Regional Director


Phone: 507-359-6000
Fax: 507-359-6018
21371 State Highway 15 South
New Ulm, MN 56073