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Fish house owners: Don’t leave litter when you go

Published on February 20, 2020

Cigarette butts. Propane canisters. Cans, bags and bottles – some full of human waste. Blocking materials. Fish carcasses. Those are just a few of the items that make up the long list of litter conservation officers have found out on the ice.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 18, 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 announces wolf plan advisory committee members

Published on February 18, 2020

Twenty Minnesotans have been selected to help update the state’s wolf management plan. They will serve on an advisory committee formed by the Department of Natural Resources.


DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area lake management plans

Published on February 14, 2020

People interested in Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Grand Rapids area lakes and streams are invited to examine the list of lake management plans currently under review and submit comments by Friday, March 13.


DNR commissioner to participate in Pheasant Fest

Published on February 13, 2020

The Minnesota DNR will participate in Pheasant Fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center Friday through Sunday, Feb. 14-16. DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen will attend both Friday and Saturday.


2 eggs for young eagle pair on DNR EagleCam

Published on February 13, 2020

Record numbers of viewers are watching a Minnesota bald eagle pair on the Department of Natural Resources EagleCam, especially now that the young pair are caring for two eggs in the nest. This time of year is also when people can help our state’s wildlife with matched donations using the simple checkoff on Minnesota tax forms.


February is prime time to prune oaks and reduce spread of oak wilt

Published on February 13, 2020

February is a great time to manage and tend to oak trees. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the lowest risk of spreading deadly oak wilt is in winter.


DNR seeks review of Court of Appeals decision on PolyMet permits

Published on February 12, 2020

Today the Department of Natural Resources submitted a petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court seeking review of the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ Jan. 13, 2020 decision regarding three DNR-issued permits for PolyMet’s NorthMet project.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 10, 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 conservation officer honored for outstanding career performance

Published on February 10, 2020

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Tom Hutchins has been named the 2020 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an annual award presented to an officer for outstanding overall career performance.


Lake Bemidji State Park to sponsor 6th Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally

Published on February 10, 2020

The “race” is on for fat bike enthusiasts at the 6th Annual Northland Fat Bike Rally at Lake Bemidji State Park on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Too steep for people? Goats get the job done to improve habitat

Published on February 10, 2020

Nonprofits and government entities urged to start planning now for conservation grant projects


Renovated historic lodge opens at state park in southwestern Minnesota

Published on February 6, 2020

Renovation has breathed new life into a Great Depression-era structure at Camden State Park near Marshall. Visitors are invited to see the improvements to the Redwood Lodge at the official opening from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. The date is also one of four state park open house days in 2020, when visitors can enter state parks without a vehicle permit for the day.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 3, 2020

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


2020 aquatic invasive plant control grants now available

Published on January 30, 2020

Grants for projects that control invasive aquatic plants are being offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invasive species program.


Mille Lacs safe walleye harvest level set

Published on January 30, 2020

A joint committee of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists and fisheries biologists from the eight Chippewa bands that retain fishing rights under terms of an 1837 treaty reached agreement on the 2020 Mille Lacs Lake safe harvest level for walleye.


Snowshoe lacing workshop scheduled at Lac qui Parle State Park

Published on January 29, 2020

Registration deadline is Feb. 5 for a snowshoe lacing workshop taking place Feb. 22-23 at Lac qui Parle State Park near Watson.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 21, 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 ice warning for aerated lakes

Published on January 21, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges people to use caution on lakes with winter aeration systems.


Extensive sampling of wild deer in 2019 shows that CWD remains biggest concern in southeastern Minnesota

Published on January 21, 2020

During the 2019 hunting season and special hunts, chronic wasting disease was confirmed in 27 wild deer, all from southeastern Minnesota.


Glacial Lakes State Park to operate aeration system in Mountain Lake

Published on January 16, 2020

Glacial Lakes State Park in west-central Minnesota will begin operating an aeration system in Mountain Lake, also known as Signalness Lake, beginning on or after Feb. 3, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The aeration system will increase oxygen levels in the lake to prevent winter kill of fish populations.


DNR solicits park and trail grant applications for 2020

Published on January 13, 2020

Now is the chance for local governments and tribes to request funding for natural resource improvements.


Minnesotans fish free with kids Jan. 18-20

Published on January 13, 2020

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 20.


DNR seeks input on ‘Turkey Time’ off-highway vehicle trail proposal

Published on January 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and comment on a Carlton County proposal to build a grant-in-aid trail for all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles.


DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment for proposed Lower Sioux Agency land conversion

Published on January 9, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Feb. 10 on an environmental assessment involving 125 acres of land at the Lower Sioux Agency, a history center near Morton in south-central Minnesota.