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Zebra mussels confirmed in Henderson Lake in Kandiyohi County

Published on November 15, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Henderson Lake, near Spicer, in Kandiyohi County.


Zebra mussel confirmed in Waverly Lake in Wright County

Published on November 15, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of a zebra mussel in Waverly Lake, in the city of Waverly, in Wright County. Little Waverly Lake, connected to Waverly Lake, will also be listed for zebra mussels.


Public comment period opens today on DNR review of siting rule for nonferrous mines

Published on November 9, 2021

Today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin accepting public comments regarding parts of the nonferrous mine siting rule. Public comments will be accepted from Nov. 9, through Dec. 8.


Public hearing scheduled on proposed management for Indian Lake

Published on November 4, 2021

A public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16 regarding a proposed management plan for Indian Lake in Sibley County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Leek Lake and Trowbridge Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on November 4, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Leek Lake and Trowbridge Lake in Otter Tail County. Leek and Trowbridge are directly connected lakes.


CWD suspected in a wild deer harvested along northwestern Minnesota’s border

Published on November 3, 2021

The first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along Minnesota’s border with North Dakota has prompted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to implement voluntary CWD sampling for all deer harvested in this area during the 2021 firearms season.


Mille Lacs, Upper Red lake winter season walleye regulations announced

Published on November 2, 2021

Ice anglers on Mille Lacs and Upper Red lakes can harvest walleye on both lakes this winter season.


The Minnesota DNR announces December land sale

Published on November 1, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has state lands for sale in Anoka, Carlton, Itasca, Pine, St. Louis, and Wadena counties. The 10 parcels for sale include recreational and lakeshore properties as well as a 7.7 acre property with commercial development potential in the city of Cloquet.


Make a plan for deer hunting season

Published on November 1, 2021

As 400,000 hunters prepare for deer hunting this firearms opening weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds them to plan ahead for the 2021 hunting season.


DNR: It’s up to every hunter to ensure safe-hunting trend continues

Published on November 1, 2021

Minnesota has enjoyed two firearms deer seasons and nearly three years without a hunting-related firearms death—that’s the longest stretch since the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been tracking these tragedies. And when the firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 6, every hunter needs to prioritize safety to keep the trend going.


Hunting regulations now available in Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish

Published on November 1, 2021

People who speak Hmong, Karen, Somali or Spanish will be able to access Minnesota’s hunting regulations  in their language. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is translating the state’s hunting regulations into four languages. Previously, they had been available only in English.


DNR invites public comment on proposed master plan amendment for land added to Frontenac State Park

Published on November 1, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host an open house for the public to review and comment on a proposed master plan amendment for Frontenac State Park. The open house will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, at the Frontenac Sportsman Club, 30301 Territorial Road, Lake City, MN  55041.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on November 1, 2021

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


Afton State Park to close during special hunt this weekend

Published on November 1, 2021

Afton State Park will be closed to all visitors beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 for a special deer hunt. The state park will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8. The purpose for the hunt is to prevent overpopulation of deer and to protect resources.


Temporary off-highway vehicle restrictions begin with firearms deer opener

Published on October 28, 2021

Recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) will be restricted in some areas where hunters may use rifles during the firearms deer hunting season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR seeks comments on Grand Marais area lake and stream management plans

Published on October 25, 2021

Public comments accepted through Dec. 24 for fish management plans across a number of lakes in the Grand Marais work area.


Chronic wasting disease testing is mandatory for deer opener in CWD zones

Published on October 25, 2021

Minnesota deer hunters in several parts of the state must bring their harvested deer to sampling stations to be tested for chronic wasting disease during the opening weekends of firearms seasons.


The State Forest Nursery has urgent need for Jack pine, red pine, and black spruce cones

Published on October 25, 2021

The State Forest Nursery needs to acquire hundreds of bushels of evergreen cones within the next few months to meet state and county orders for spring 2022 reforestation efforts, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR mini grants to help get children outside early and often

Published on October 25, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the availability of mini grants through the extremely popular No Child Left Inside Grant Program. These grants help more children cast a line, study animal tracks, hike or bike, or simply learn more about nature.


DNR seeks applications for advisory committee on natural heritage

Published on October 22, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recruiting six new members to serve on a key advisory board. The Natural Heritage Advisory Committee (NHAC) advises the DNR on issues relating to sustaining the state’s natural heritage, biological diversity and ecosystem services.


DNR and partner agencies to continue innovative search for invasive carp

Published on October 22, 2021

Beginning Monday, Oct. 25, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will lead a second intensive invasive carp removal effort in Pool 8 of the Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wis. Thirty-four silver carp were captured in Pool 8 during the first interagency carp removal operation in April.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Upper South Long Lake in Crow Wing County

Published on October 22, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Upper South Long Lake, near Brainerd in Crow Wing County. Five hundred feet of the Nokasippi River immediately upstream and downstream of South Long Lake will also be listed for zebra mussels.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Mahnomen Lake and East Mahnomen Lake in Crow Wing County

Published on October 22, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Mahnomen Lake and East Mahnomen Lake in Crow Wing County.


Field reports: What Minnesota deer hunters can expect this season

Published on October 18, 2021

Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the firearms deer season that opens Saturday, Nov. 6, and offers opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer.


Kingsbury Bay/Grassy Point project in St. Louis River Estuary completed

Published on October 18, 2021

One of Minnesota DNR’s largest habitat restoration projects is complete. The three-year, $18 million construction project in the St. Louis River estuary near Duluth has restored 230 acres of coastal wetland habitat at Kingsbury Bay and Grassy Point.