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Lt. Governor, DNR commissioner, other Minnesota moms enjoy Take a Mom Fishing Weekend with their kids

Published on May 7, 2022

Mother’s Day and Minnesota’s fishing tradition are wrapped into one as families celebrate Take a Mom Fishing Weekend (May 7-8).


Longtime North Shore conservation officer named CO of the Year

Published on May 6, 2022

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Kipp Duncan has been named the 2021 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, which is an annual award presented to an officer for outstanding overall career performance.


Grand Marais area fisheries office announces survey work

Published on May 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be conducting lake and stream surveys in the Grand Marais area beginning in May and continuing through September.


Douglas County added to spring burn restrictions

Published on May 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added Douglas County to the area subject to open burning restrictions as warm and dry weather spreads throughout the state.


Fishing regulations available in Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish

Published on May 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has translated the state’s 2022 fishing regulations into Hmong, Karen, Somali, and Spanish.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 2, 2022

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


Northern state forest roads, trails flooded by spring rains

Published on April 29, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources cautions state forest road and trail users to watch for flooding and damage in the northern third of the state as a result of recent spring rain and seasonal snow melt.


Pine County added to spring burn restrictions

Published on April 28, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added Pine County to the area subject to open burning restrictions as warm and dry weather spreads throughout the state.


Minnesota breaks national rainfall monitor recruiting records

Published on April 28, 2022

More volunteers means more, better precipitation data.


Swan Lake drawdown to continue for second year

Published on April 28, 2022

Area managers hoping for lower water levels in 2022.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 25, 2022

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


Ojibwe spring fishing season begins soon

Published on April 25, 2022

Each spring, Native American tribal members in Minnesota preserve their cultural heritage while providing a vital food source for tribal communities by harvesting fish through netting and spearing. This legally protected, regulated harvest of fish usually begins in mid-April at ice-out.


Try Lake Pepin, Mississippi River for unique fishing destination

Published on April 25, 2022

Simply casting a worm on a hook into the Mississippi River in the scenic Lake Pepin area gives anglers a great chance of catching a wide variety of fish, all while experiencing the fun and intrigue of river fishing.


DNR seeks comments on International Falls area fisheries management plans

Published on April 25, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites anglers and others to comment on fisheries management plans through Sunday, May 15, for several lakes in the International Falls fisheries work area.


DNR seeks applicants for $125,000 in shooting range grants

Published on April 25, 2022

The steady increase in the popularity of shooting sports has created capacity issues at some shooting ranges in Minnesota. In an attempt to address this, the Minnesota Legislature has funded a grants program to provide people with more and better places to safely shoot. For the current round of funding under this program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering $125,000 in grants.


DNR: Safety mindset essential around cold water

Published on April 22, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Resources reminds boaters and paddlers that cold water is dangerous and unexpected falls can turn tragic quickly.


Report fish die-offs to help DNR, others respond as needed

Published on April 21, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans contact the state if they see evidence of a fish die-off in a lake or stream.


Spring is the time to prepare for possible flooding

Published on April 21, 2022

While flood potential has been relatively low across the state thus far this spring, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans that it is always important to be prepared for flood conditions.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations announced for open water season

Published on April 19, 2022

Anglers fishing during the 2022 open-water season that starts May 14 on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a four-walleye possession limit, with only one walleye longer than 20 inches allowed, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 19, 2022

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


Learn how to camp, paddle, mountain bike, fish at Minnesota state parks

Published on April 14, 2022

I Can! program registration begins April 14, 2022.


Spring burning restrictions begin in Minnesota

Published on April 11, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning due to increased wildfire risk from warm temperatures and dry conditions.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 11, 2022

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


Bear hunting license applications available

Published on April 8, 2022

Prospective bear hunters have until Friday, May 6, to apply for a bear hunting license from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Applications for the 2022 season can be submitted online, at any license agent or via telephone at 888-665-4236.


DNR volunteers celebrated for contributions

Published on April 7, 2022

More than 15,000 volunteers helped the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources do everything from monitoring rainfall levels to clearing trails, according to the new 2021 annual DNR volunteer report.