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DNR taking aggressive action in Mississippi River, other waters on invasive carp

Published on May 6, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is taking further action following the capture of 34 silver carp in Pool 8 of the Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wis. during a recent Modified Unified Method operation.


Spring is a good time to review dock and platform regulations

Published on May 6, 2021

Before installing or investing in a new dock or dock platform, lakeshore owners should check to ensure it will meet state requirements. Lake service provider businesses should also review the regulations, to ensure the equipment they sell or install is in compliance.


Red Flag Warning issued

Published on May 6, 2021

With extreme fire risk conditions across much of Minnesota today, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning.


Northeastern Minnesota counties added to burning restrictions list

Published on May 4, 2021

The risk of wildfire has moved into the northern part of the state, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added Cook and Lake counties to the burn restriction list effective immediately.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 3, 2021

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


Learn to camp, paddle and mountain bike in Minnesota’s great outdoors

Published on May 3, 2021

After a year-long hiatus, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is pleased to resume its award-winning program series to help beginners of all ages learn new outdoor skills in a Minnesota state park or recreation area.


Marsh Lake water levels to remain in drawdown for 2021

Published on May 3, 2021

Lake levels will remain lowered on Marsh Lake south of Appleton through the summer of 2021 in order to protect and strengthen the emergent vegetation established in 2020. This was a collaborative management decision reached by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Upper Minnesota River Watershed District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Prepare for northern pike this fishing season

Published on May 3, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers who might want to keep northern pike when the season opens on May 15 to familiarize themselves with the regulations and be prepared to measure the fish.


Student scientists take climate action in the Cloquet School Forest for Arbor Day

Published on April 30, 2021

Student scientists at Cloquet middle and high schools celebrated Arbor Day (April 30) and combated climate change by planting 500 trees in their recently established school forest and outdoor classroom, with help from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Lake Vermilion creel survey to begin May 15

Published on April 29, 2021

Anglers fishing Lake Vermilion this summer may be asked to participate in the lake’s first creel survey since 2015.


Grand Marais area fisheries office announces survey work

Published on April 29, 2021

Surveys and assessments are planned for several Cook County lakes and streams during this summer’s fieldwork season.


DNR statement on PolyMet court decision

Published on April 28, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently reviewing today’s Minnesota Supreme Court decision on the PolyMet permit to mine and dam safety permits.


Growing number of Tree City USA communities keep Minnesota green

Published on April 26, 2021

Minnesota is home to 111 Tree City USA communities this year, the most in a century, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 26, 2021

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


Anglers can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

Published on April 23, 2021

The approaching fishing season comes with a reminder from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to always follow state laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


Red Flag Warning issued

Published on April 22, 2021

With extreme fire risk conditions across northwest Minnesota today, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the following counties: Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wilkin.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations announced for open water season

Published on April 20, 2021

Anglers fishing during the summer season on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR volunteers celebrated for contributions

Published on April 19, 2021

DNR volunteers share a special commitment to making sure our natural resources are available for current and future generations to enjoy. More than 14,000 volunteers helped the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources last year do everything from monitoring rainfall levels to clearing trails.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 19, 2021

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


Reporting fish die-offs helps the DNR and others respond when needed

Published on April 19, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would like the public’s help in reporting fish die-offs in lakes and streams, which happen occasionally and usually result from natural causes.


More counties added to spring burn restrictions

Published on April 16, 2021

As fire season deepens and expands, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Aitkin, Carlton and Pine.


DNR invites public comments, announces meeting on recreational trail revisions within the Foot Hills State Forest

Published on April 13, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages people to learn about and comment on potential trail revisions within the Foot Hills State Forest in Cass County during an online public meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26. Comments and ideas may also be submitted through Friday, May 14.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 12, 2021

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


Spring turkey hunting begins this week

Published on April 12, 2021

When Minnesota’s turkey hunting season begins Wednesday, April 14, hunters hoping to bag a tom turkey will see similar regulations as last year.


DNR invites public comments on FireFrost ATV Trail proposal

Published on April 12, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and written comments on a proposal by Norman County to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an all-terrain vehicle trail. Grant-in-aid is a cost-share program that relies on partnership between the DNR, a local government sponsor and an off-highway vehicle organization to facilitate trail development and maintenance.