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DNR holds online fleet auctions

Published on August 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has canceled three live fleet auctions in Bemidji and Grand Rapids scheduled for later this year. Instead, auctions are now taking place online via MinnBid, the state’s online auction website.


DNR proposes to return 4 Renville County watercourses to Public Waters Inventory

Published on August 10, 2020

Action would correct errors while protecting public waters


DNR proposes to return Polk County watercourse to Public Waters Inventory

Published on August 10, 2020

Action would correct error while protecting public water


Well sampling planned in Rock County for groundwater atlas

Published on August 10, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect water samples this summer from about 50 wells in Rock County for use in the county’s groundwater atlas.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on August 10, 2020

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


Eyota man is 2019 snowmobile safety instructor of the year

Published on August 10, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Todd Sanden of Eyota the 2019 snowmobile safety instructor of the year.


Wild rice season opens soon, but harvesters must ensure rice is ripe

Published on August 10, 2020

DNR offers tips for those new to harvesting or considering taking up the activity


Ruffed grouse counts similar to last year

Published on August 10, 2020

71st year of counts continues, and second year of West Nile virus sampling shows similar results


2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener Postponed

Published on August 4, 2020

The 10th annual Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener will be postponed to Oct. 8-9, 2021 in Fairmont.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on August 3, 2020

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


Campground at Whitewater State Park getting upgrade

Published on August 3, 2020

One of Minnesota’s most popular state parks is getting an upgrade this summer to better serve campers, thanks to state bonds and dedicated funds from the Parks and Trails Legacy Amendment.


DNR fisheries crews use technology to learn more about Minnesota River’s flathead catfish population

Published on August 3, 2020

Catfish are hard fighters and catching them can be an adventure for anglers, some of whom spend evening and night hours plying major rivers with sturdy rods and reels loaded with heavy line.


Owatonna man is 2019 firearms safety instructor of the year

Published on July 30, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Dave Olson of Owatonna as the 2019 firearms safety instructor of the year.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Bowstring Lake in Itasca County

Published on July 29, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Bowstring Lake, located mostly within the Leech Lake Reservation in Itasca County.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on July 28, 2020

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


Minnesota DNR awarded $1.1 million federal grant to protect coastal resources

Published on July 28, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will use a $1.1 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the work of Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, fund three significant local projects and continue the program’s quarterly Short Term Action Request (STAR) grants.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Long Lake in Hubbard County, Pickerel Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on July 23, 2020

Zebra mussels confirmed in Long Lake in Hubbard County, Pickerel Lake in Otter Tail County


Report oak wilt in Cass and Crow Wing counties

Published on July 23, 2020

Invasive oak wilt is progressing northward in Minnesota into Cass and Crow Wing counties.


Payments in lieu of taxes help counties fund important public services

Published on July 23, 2020

DNR has notified counties about annual payments


Campground improvements greet campers at Temperance River State Park

Published on July 23, 2020

A new energy efficient shower building has opened in the upper campground at Temperance River State Park on Minnesota’s North Shore.


Coon Rapids woman is 2019 ATV safety instructor of the year

Published on July 20, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Janelle Secord, an ATV safety instructor in Coon Rapids, as the 2019 ATV safety instructor of the year.


Hunters will have more opportunities to harvest deer this season

Published on July 20, 2020

Regulation books online today, licenses available Aug. 1


Zebra mussels confirmed in Long Lake in Becker County

Published on July 16, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Long Lake, near Detroit Lakes in Becker County.


Miner’s Mountain Road to be reconstructed

Published on July 16, 2020

The approximately 1-mile road leading from the Miner’s Mountain Rally Center to the Huntington Mine overlook will be closed from mid-July to early fall for reconstruction and amenity upgrades.


Research on trumpeter swan movements underway

Published on July 16, 2020

DNR Nongame Wildlife Program highlights success story and research as another important step in trumpeter swan conservation