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

In the News

09/24/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Blandin Reservoir near Grand Rapids
09/24/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Sauk Lake in Todd County
09/24/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Big Pine Lake in Aitkin County
09/20/2018DNR confirms zebra mussels in lakes downstream of West Battle Lake
09/20/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
09/20/2018Lake Christina drawdown underway in Douglas County
09/17/2018DNR seeking input on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River regulation changes
09/17/2018DNR seeking input on Leech Lake proposed walleye regulation change
09/14/2018Angler surveys show walleye overage can be paid back on Lake Mille Lacs
09/12/2018DNR releases plan for sustainable groundwater use in Little Rock Creek area
09/10/2018DNR seeks public input about walleye regulations on 5 St. Louis County lakes
09/10/2018DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2019 walleye stamp
09/04/2018Reminder: Minnesota Twins and DNR offer free hats
08/30/2018‘Starry Trek’ volunteers search 187 Minnesota Lakes; find starry stonewort in 1
08/30/2018DNR seeks public input on potential Minnesota River Valley State Recreation Area
08/27/2018Reminder: Applications open for $11 million in Legacy grants
08/23/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in 3 metro-area lakes
08/20/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in East Silent Lake in Otter Tail County
08/20/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Eagle Lake in Kandiyohi County
08/20/2018DNR seeking input on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River regulation changes
08/20/2018DNR seeking input on Leech Lake proposed walleye regulation change
08/09/2018St. Louis Park artist wins trout and salmon stamp contest
08/06/2018DNR finalizes Lake Vermilion management plan
08/06/2018Public invited to comment on special fishing regulations
08/03/2018Starry stonewort confirmed in Medicine Lake in Hennepin County
07/19/2018Zebra mussel confirmed in East Loon Lake in Otter Tail County
07/02/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County, Floyd Lake in Becker County
06/28/2018Boaters and anglers must take steps to prevent aquatic invasive species spread
06/26/2018Brad Parsons named state fisheries chief
06/25/2018Wildlife Drive opening at Roseau River Wildlife Management Area
06/25/2018DNR seeks artwork for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp 
06/18/2018DNR considering changes to Lake of the Woods walleye and sauger regulations
06/18/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Norway Lake and Diamond Lake in Kandiyohi County
06/11/2018East Moore Lake in Fridley named one of the top 50 ‘Mom Approved’ lakes
06/11/2018DNR seeking citizen input on Lake of the Woods management plan update

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