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Get Out MORE funding includes critical fixes at hatcheries, streams

Published on June 11, 2024

Minnesota’s once-in-a-generation Get Out MORE (Modernize Outdoor Recreation Experiences) investments are providing $19 million for upgrades at Crystal Springs, including constructing a new hatchery building and replacing degraded raceways and waterlines.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac, June 10

Published on June 10, 2024

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Starry Stonewort confirmed in Pokegama Lake in Itasca County

Published on June 7, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Pokegama Lake, near Grand Rapids in Itasca County.


Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park on Free Park Day

Published on June 5, 2024

Beginning with Free Park Day on Saturday, June 8, visitors to Jay Cooke State Park can learn more about the historic Swinging Bridge with summer programming dedicated to the bridge’s 100th anniversary.


Northeastern Minnesota deer study to begin

Published on June 3, 2024

Private landowners sought at selected locations to host trail cameras.


Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is this Friday through Sunday

Published on June 3, 2024

During Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing — and fishing is one way among many to enjoy Great Outdoors Month (June).


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, June 3

Published on June 3, 2024

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


June is Great Outdoors Month in Minnesota

Published on May 31, 2024

Gov. Tim Walz is encouraging Minnesotans to get out in nature and enjoy the state’s outstanding outdoor opportunities by proclaiming June 2024 as Great Outdoors Month.


ATV riders can explore Minnesota riding opportunities for free June 8-9

Published on May 30, 2024

Minnesotans with an all-terrain vehicle registered for agricultural use can ride the state’s public ATV trails June 8-9 without paying the registration fee ($60 for three years).


Minnesota DNR unveils new shooting range finder web tool

Published on May 30, 2024

A new web tool will make it easier for people to locate shooting ranges that meet their needs, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, May 29

Published on May 29, 2024

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Dead leaves, dying branches – is it oak wilt or lingering effects of drought?

Published on May 23, 2024

Knowing the difference between oak wilt and other stressors can help people save money and care for their trees.


DNR encourages a safety mindset as recreational boating season kicks off

Published on May 23, 2024

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are about to be abuzz with activity. Memorial Day weekend represents the traditional start of the recreational boating season, when water recreation enthusiasts of all types join the anglers, paddlers and others who’ve been on the water now for weeks.


Peregrine falcon chick visible on DNR FalconCam

Published on May 21, 2024

First egg has hatched.


Minnesota DNR casts around for favorite fish recipes

Published on May 20, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is inviting anglers to share their favorite Minnesota fish recipes through the Wild Minnesota Recipe Exchange.


Be BearWise this summer while recreating outdoors

Published on May 20, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hikers, campers and others recreating outdoors to be aware of bears and learn how to prevent conflicts with bears.


DNR, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land team up to create new wildlife management area near Rochester

Published on May 20, 2024

Moon Valley WMA is now open to the public and provides 420 acres of public recreation space 15 minutes from Rochester.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, May 20

Published on May 20, 2024

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Clear Lake in Sibley County opened to unlimited fishing

Published on May 16, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has opened Clear Lake in Sibley County to unlimited fishing, allowing anglers to harvest fish that would likely not survive the upcoming winter during low water conditions on the 505-acre lake.


State parks and trails offer abundant recreational opportunities over Memorial Day weekend

Published on May 16, 2024

In preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sharing recreation opportunities across the state parks and trails system.


Starry stonewort confirmed in Middle Cullen Lake in Crow Wing County

Published on May 13, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Middle Cullen Lake, near Nisswa in Crow Wing County.


Opportunities available to hunt elk in Minnesota

Published on May 13, 2024

License applications now open.


Minnesota DNR recognizes state record shovelnose sturgeon

Published on May 13, 2024

Anglers recently caught two shovelnose sturgeon that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recognized in quick succession as state records in the catch-and-release category based on length of the fish.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, May 13

Published on May 13, 2024

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Water levels dropped by 8 feet at Canisteo Mine Pit in Itasca County

Published on May 10, 2024

The end of the contingency pumping project is the first step in building a permanent water outflow.

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