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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.


Rainfall monitoring network seeks volunteer members

Published on March 31, 2020

The State Climatology Office is looking for volunteer rainfall monitors for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). The network includes more than 20,000 volunteers nationwide who measure precipitation in their backyards using a standard 4-inch rain gauge.


Career pathway program seeking applicants for second cohort

Published on March 31, 2020

Applications are being accepted until May 15 for the second cohort of the Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program, a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources, the Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa, the Pollution Control Agency and the Board of Water and Soil Resources.


More counties added to spring burn restrictions

Published on March 30, 2020

As fire season expands, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added more counties to the burn restriction list.


Counties added to spring burn restrictions

Published on March 27, 2020

As warmer and drier weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added more counties to the burn restriction list.


Spring burning restrictions begin in Minnesota

Published on March 26, 2020

Warm temperatures and dry conditions in central and east-central Minnesota mean increased wildfire risk, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning in some counties effective immediately.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 23, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.


DNR issues open water regulations to protect Mille Lacs walleye

Published on March 17, 2020

Walleye angling on Mille Lacs Lake will be catch-and-release only for this year’s open water season, with the exception of the month of July, when walleye fishing will be closed.


Wild deer in Dakota County confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease

Published on March 13, 2020

A wild deer in Dakota County was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.


DNR seeks comment on Tower area lake management plans

Published on March 13, 2020

Comments on Tower area lake management plans accepted through March 30th


More than 50 invasive carp captured on Mississippi River

Published on March 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is conducting an immediate response to the capture of 51 invasive carp on the Mississippi River. The invasive carp were caught by two commercial fishing operators near La Crosse and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, during routine spring netting last weekend.


DNR seeks applicants for $100,000 in shooting range grants

Published on March 12, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering $100,000 in shooting range grants as part of an effort to increase opportunities for people to have safe places to practice shooting sports.


DNR: Warm weather taking toll on ice in parts of state

Published on March 12, 2020

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers urge people to exercise extreme caution on and around lake ice, as conditions in some parts of the state have deteriorated rapidly. Several people and vehicles have fallen through the ice in recent days, continuing a trend that has played out for much of this winter.


DNR to host local open houses for conversations about deer

Published on March 9, 2020

Meet your local wildlife staff and share your observations


DNR invites public comment on timber harvests at Father Hennepin State Park

Published on March 9, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources is amending the management plan for Father Hennepin State Park, located on the southeast shore of Mille Lacs Lake. The amendment will allow timber harvest activities that are planned as part of natural resource management work.


Aerial survey shows moose population is stable

Published on March 9, 2020

For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota’s moose population remains relatively stable, but reproductive success – one of the factors that has the greatest impact on moose survival over time – remains low.


DNR seeks input on Houston off-highway vehicle trail proposal

Published on March 5, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public comments on a proposal by the city of Houston to obtain off-highway vehicle grant-in-aid funding for an off-highway vehicle trail.


DNR seeks comments on Finland area lake management plans

Published on March 3, 2020

North Shore anglers and others interested in learning about Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing inland lakes in the Finland area are invited to comment on several lake management plans through March 27.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 2, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.


Maple syrup making: tapping into a sweet tradition

Published on March 2, 2020

It’s a sure sign of spring when the annual tradition of tapping maple trees for syrup returns to Minnesota state parks. The Department of Natural Resources is offering several free programs in March and April to help people learn about making maple syrup.


2020 Minnesota fishing regulations include notable changes for Mississippi River border waters

Published on March 2, 2020

Anglers will find a variety of changes in the 2020 Minnesota fishing regulations booklet, including new possession and length limits on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters of the Mississippi River. This is the first comprehensive update of regulations on the Mississippi River border waters in nearly 70 years.


Morrison County Groundwater Atlas now available

Published on February 27, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Morrison County Groundwater Atlas. This atlas covers groundwater conditions and sensitivity to pollution. It expands on the Morrison County Geologic Atlas previously published by the Minnesota Geological Survey.


Fish house removal deadlines quickly approaching

Published on February 27, 2020

Anglers in the southern two-thirds of the state have until the end of the day on Monday, March 2, to remove their fish houses from Minnesota lakes. The removal deadline for those in the northern one-third of the state is Monday, March 16.


Landowners sought for 2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

Published on February 25, 2020

Minnesota landowners with grassland or wetlands within 20 miles of Fairmont are being sought to participate in the 2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener Oct. 9-10.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 24, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.