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Area fisheries managers for the Minnesota DNR have prepared these summary outlook reports based on their observations and experience.

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09/18/2017 Citizens can apply to serve on Lake of the Woods input group
09/18/2017 Whitefish-tullibee sport-netting to open on northern lakes
09/18/2017 DNR seeks designs for Minnesota's 2018 walleye stamp
09/14/2017 DNR seeks citizens to serve on spending oversight committees
09/14/2017 Program evaluation finds efficiencies for walleye stocking
09/08/2017 DNR seeks comments on experimental northern pike and bass regulations on Pelican Lake near Orr
09/05/2017 Angler breaks catch-and-release record for flathead catfish
08/31/2017 Deadline approaching to apply for $8.6 million in Legacy grants
08/31/2017 Minnesota Twins and DNR partner to offer free hat
08/31/2017 DNR fisheries seeks input on northern pike regulation proposals for Sand Lake in northern Itasca County
08/29/2017 DNR seeks comment on stream trout and smallmouth bass special regulations in Cook County
08/29/2017 DNR seeks comments on northern pike regulations for Sissabagamah and Long lakes in Aitkin County
08/28/2017 New interactive State Fair display is fun way to learn about invasive species
08/24/2017 Public invited to comment on special fishing regulations
08/22/2017 Grand Lake public access closed for starry stonewort treatment
08/17/2017 Saints offer free hat, discounted tickets through partnership with DNR ?
08/11/2017 DNR closes access to Minnesota River in Jordan, citing safety concerns
08/10/2017 Stillwater artist wins trout and salmon stamp contest
08/10/2017 Minnesota River listed for zebra mussels, invasive carp
08/10/2017 Zebra mussels confirmed in Whiskey Lake, Chippewa Lake in Douglas County
08/04/2017 Abbott Road public water access on Island Lake to be temporarily closed for upgrades
07/31/2017 Zebra mussels confirmed in Douglas County's Burgen Lake
07/31/2017 Applications open for $8.6 million in Legacy grants
07/21/2017 Conserving Mille Lacs walleye population requires regulation changes
07/21/2017 Mille Lacs Lake Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for summer 2017
07/13/2017 Zebra mussels confirmed in 2 Crow Wing County waters
07/06/2017 DNR to modernize its electronic system for hunting and fishing licenses
07/05/2017 Reminder: Mille Lacs walleye fishing closed from July 7-27
06/30/2017 Zebra mussel confirmed in Wright County's Cedar Lake
06/29/2017 'Clean, Drain, Dispose' to prevent invasive species spread July 4 and year-round
06/27/2017 Modest recreation fee increases go into effect July 1
06/26/2017 Fishing made easy ? no license, no equipment and no experience required at Minnesota state parks
06/12/2017 Angler ties his own state record for flathead catfish
06/09/2017 DNR seeks outside review of Mille Lacs Lake walleye questions and concerns
06/08/2017 Minnesota's largest invasive carp captured near Redwood Falls

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