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DNR continues webinars on fishing and hunting skills

Published on May 27, 2021

Anyone interested in fishing, hunting and care for the outdoors can learn about activities like shore fishing, firearms safety, muskie fishing, archery or how to catch catfish during webinars hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Funeral service details for fallen DNR Conservation Officer Sarah Grell

Published on May 26, 2021

Service details have been finalized for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Sarah Grell, who died in the line of duty Monday, May 24.


DNR stresses urgency in addressing chronic wasting disease in Minnesota

Published on May 25, 2021

Today, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) announced that 12 additional white-tailed deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) as part of its ongoing investigation of a farm in Beltrami County. The DNR believes the situation at the Beltrami County deer farm significantly changes the risk assessment and concern about CWD in Minnesota.


DNR Conservation Officer Sarah Grell dies in the line of duty

Published on May 24, 2021

A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer has died in the line of duty following a two-vehicle crash Monday, May 24, near Grand Rapids.


DNR seeks comments on International Falls area fisheries management plans

Published on May 17, 2021

Fisheries information and management plans are being updated for Clear Lake in Koochiching County, and Echo, Elephant and Little Vermilion lakes in St. Louis County.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 17, 2021

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


Opportunities available to hunt elk in Minnesota

Published on May 17, 2021

Interested hunters have through Friday, June 18, to apply for one of 30 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Seasons will run from late August to mid-October.


Campers and off-road riders beware of very high fire danger

Published on May 13, 2021

Dry conditions mean very high fire danger persists in north-central and northeastern Minnesota. Spring outdoor recreation activity is increasing, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges outdoor enthusiasts to limit the use of campfires and use caution with off-road vehicles that could spark and start a wildfire.


Campers and off-road riders beware of very high fire danger

Published on May 11, 2021

Continued drought conditions mean very high fire danger persists in northwestern Minnesota. Spring outdoor recreation activity is increasing, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges outdoor enthusiasts to limit the use of campfires and use caution with off-road vehicles that could spark and start a wildfire.


Minnesota DNR launches My Minnesota Outdoor Adventure

Published on May 11, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Share the Mic Minnesota, is kicking off a unique social media campaign to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion on Minnesota’s public lands and waters.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 10, 2021

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


Anglers should prepare for cold water during fishing opener

Published on May 10, 2021

Mother Nature gave Minnesotans extra ice-free days this spring on many of the state’s water bodies, but relatively cool weather since then—including overnight lows in the 30s—means the water temperature may be lower than people expect. As anglers prepare to hit the water for Saturday’s fishing opener, it’s vital they keep this in mind and put their safety first.


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.