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Zebra mussels confirmed in Tamarac Lake in Otter Tail County
Published on June 6, 2023The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has discovered zebra mussels in Tamarac Lake, near Pelican Rapids in Otter Tail County.
Fish and Wildlife Almanac, June 6
Published on June 6, 2023A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is this Friday-Sunday
Published on June 6, 2023During Take a Kid Fishing weekend (Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11) Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger along, and participate in one among many ways to enjoy June as the 2023 Great Outdoors Month.
Shovelnose sturgeon poaching case highlights cross-agency partnerships in effort to protect natural resources
Published on June 6, 2023Shovelnose sturgeon are a native fish known for their flesh and roe, an important part of the ecosystem, and they are protected with conservative harvest limits to ensure their populations remain stable.
DNR sees continued popularity of outdoor skills webinars
Published on June 6, 2023Registration open for new sessions of the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series.
Public can learn about accessibility updates to William O’Brien State Park at upcoming open house
Published on June 2, 2023A construction project to bring accessibility updates to William O’Brien State Park is slated to begin in September. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to learn more about the project at an open house Thursday, June 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the Zephyr Room at the Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi.
Volunteers needed in select northeastern Minnesota counties for DNR loon survey
Published on June 2, 2023The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Aitkin, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca and Lake counties. Volunteers are needed for a minimum of one morning during the June 30 through July 10 monitoring period, to count the number of adult and juvenile loons on pre-selected lakes.
June is Great Outdoors Month in Minnesota
Published on June 2, 2023Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota DNR are encouraging Minnesotans to get out in nature and enjoy the state’s outstanding outdoor opportunities by proclaiming June 2023 as Great Outdoors Month. The proclamation cites the health and wellness benefits of spending time outdoors as one of the many reasons to encourage Minnesotans to get outdoors.
ATV riders can explore Minnesota trails for free
Published on May 31, 2023Riders with an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the registration fee to ride the state’s public ATV trails June 10-11. This is the 10th year that Minnesota is providing ATV riders with free access to more than 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid trails during an annual no registration weekend.
Newborn bison calves join herds at Minneopa, Blue Mounds state parks
Published on May 30, 2023The state park herds usually grow by 25-30 calves each spring.
Lake sturgeon egg take on Rainy River key to restoration success in Red River Basin
Published on May 30, 2023DNR now leading egg take effort in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Red Lake and White Earth nations.
Fish and Wildlife Almanac, May 30
Published on May 30, 2023A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Woman injured by black bear near Nisswa
Published on May 27, 2023A woman was treated and released from the hospital after being injured by a black bear near Nisswa early Friday morning.
Fort Snelling State Park to reopen May 27
Published on May 26, 2023After closure due to flooding, Fort Snelling State Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 27.
Water levels dropped at Canisteo Mine Pit in Itasca County
Published on May 26, 2023Water levels in the Canisteo Legacy Mine Pit have dropped from 1,311 to 1,309.07 feet since the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources began contingency pumping last December.
With long holiday weekend on tap, safety is key
Published on May 24, 2023Minnesota’s summer boating season is about to kick into high gear. While anglers and paddlers have been on the water for weeks, Memorial Day weekend represents the traditional start of the recreational boating season, when waterways come alive with all sorts of users.
Be BearWise this summer while recreating outdoors
Published on May 22, 2023The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hikers, campers and others recreating outdoors to be aware of bears and learn how to prevent conflicts.
DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac
Published on May 22, 2023A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
DNR invites public comment on Red Lake WMA master plan update
Published on May 19, 2023The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people interested in the Red Lake Wildlife Management Area to share their thoughts on a draft update of the WMA’s master plan, which will guide management of the popular hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching destination in northwestern Minnesota.
Recreational opportunities abound at state parks, trails, recreation areas over Memorial Day weekend
Published on May 18, 2023In advance of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is highlighting recreational opportunities at state parks, trails and recreation areas throughout Minnesota.
Fort Snelling State Park temporarily closed again due to flooding
Published on May 17, 2023Fort Snelling State Park temporarily closed again to the public at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17 because water from the rising Minnesota River is expected to flood the main park road and all the parking lots.
Don’t let a wildfire become a life-changing event
Published on May 15, 2023Due to a recent rise in wildfire activity, with 207 wildfires reported since May 1, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds the public that safety matters. Report wildfires immediately by calling 911 from a safe location.
Off-Highway vehicle riding season underway
Published on May 15, 2023After a long winter, the off-highway vehicle riding season is upon us. Minnesota boasts more than 3,000 miles of trails for all types of OHVs and rider skill levels.
Fish and Wildlife Almanac, May 15
Published on May 15, 2023A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Fort Snelling State Park to reopen May 15
Published on May 11, 2023Fort Snelling State Park will reopen to the public on Monday, May 15 after closing April 21 due to flooding.