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DNR adjusting and canceling some public events, open houses and meetings

Published on March 16, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in accordance with guidance from state health officials, is postponing, adjusting, and canceling a variety of public events, including open houses, safety education training, naturalist programs and other meetings.


DNR to phase reopening of its campgrounds in June

Published on May 21, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen its campgrounds at state parks, state forests and recreation areas in a phased approach beginning June 1.


Enjoy Memorial Day weekend in the outdoors, but play it safe

Published on May 21, 2020

Minnesotans have a range of options to get outdoors for the traditional start of summer


DNR seeks comment on International Falls area lake management plans

Published on May 14, 2020

Anglers and others interested in learning about Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing lakes and streams in the International Falls area are invited to comment on several lake management plans through Tuesday, May 26.


DNR statement on Minnesota Supreme Court decision

Published on May 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is pleased that the Minnesota Supreme Court has concluded that we acted within our statutory authority in renaming Lake Calhoun as Bde Maka Ska.


Elk hunters have more choices when applying for a license

Published on May 13, 2020

DNR responds to increasing elk population by expanding antlerless hunts


Fire danger will increase this weekend despite cool weather

Published on May 8, 2020

This weekend’s cool weather may tempt Minnesotans to burn yard debris. But excessively dry conditions, from all areas north of the Twin Cities, mean high fire danger. For this reason, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges the public not to burn and to be careful with any heat source that can cause a spark.


DNR-managed boat launches open, some will not have all amenities for fishing opener

Published on May 8, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources is advising the public that, while most of its 1,700 statewide public water accesses have undergone basic safety maintenance, docks and other amenities will not all be in place before the May 9 fishing opener.


DNR urges anglers to fish close to home this fishing opener

Published on May 6, 2020

New “close to home” guidelines minimize potential virus transmission


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 5, 2020

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


DNR proposal aims to safeguard big bluegills

Published on May 5, 2020

Anglers can weigh in on whether to keep fewer bluegills from some Minnesota lakes as a way to protect and improve the sizes of one of the state’s most prized and frequently caught fish.


Anglers can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

Published on May 5, 2020

This weekend’s fishing opener comes with a reminder to always follow Minnesota’s laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


DNR seeks comments on Willow River Dam restoration project

Published on May 4, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through June 3 on an environmental assessment worksheet for the Willow River Dam restoration project in Pine County.


Red Flag Warning issued

Published on May 2, 2020

Extreme fire conditions today across much of Minnesota have resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a Red Flag Warning for many counties.


Fire danger increasing with drier conditions

Published on May 1, 2020

Dry conditions the last two weeks of April have contributed to several wildfires in northwestern Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources warns of an outlook for similar conditions into May, increasing the potential for higher wildfire activity in the region.


How to find great fishing wherever you are in Minnesota

Published on April 28, 2020

Anglers can find fantastic fishing opportunities all across Minnesota. Wherever you are, chances are there is a lake, river or stream nearby with fish that can be caught.


Minnesota communities receive nearly $1 million in grants to fight emerald ash borer

Published on April 23, 2020

Minnesota communities across the state have received funding to combat emerald ash borer (EAB) and manage city-owned ash trees through two grants from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR: Be safe, practice social distancing on the water

Published on April 21, 2020

As boaters across Minnesota prepare to hit the water, they need to keep in mind tips for being safe on cold water as well as their responsibility for staying close to home and practicing socially distancing under Gov. Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” executive order.


Red Flag Warning issued

Published on April 20, 2020

Extreme fire conditions today have resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a Red Flag Warning.


2020 egg take operations suspended canceled due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols

Published on April 14, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will cancel its 2020 egg take operations for walleye, northern pike, muskellunge and steelhead because the work cannot be done safely under COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. 


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 13, 2020

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


Turkey hunting begins this week

Published on April 13, 2020

When turkey hunting season opens April 15, hunters who want to bag a tom turkey are encouraged to stay close to home.


DNR temporarily closes Grand Portage State Park amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Published on April 10, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has temporarily closed Grand Portage State Park along the Canadian Border on the North Shore of Lake Superior.


Flooding from spring thaw closes parts of Fort Snelling State Park

Published on April 9, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has closed significant areas of Fort Snelling State Park due to flooding. The park—one of Minnesota’s busiest, and a popular local destination for hikers, bikers, and birders—is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, which are both experiencing rising waters from the spring thaw.


Minnesota’s new Outdoor Recreation Task Force members chosen

Published on April 6, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota have named members to the new Outdoor Recreation Task Force. The 20-person task force, which is set to meet via WebEx for the first time on April 28 to begin discussing the state of outdoor recreation in Minnesota, represents a broad swath of outdoor recreation interests in the state.