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Zebra mussels confirmed in a Sherburne County lake for first time

Published on September 21, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Lake Orono, near Elk River in Sherburne County. This is the first time zebra mussels have been confirmed in a Sherburne County lake.


Don’t miss the show on these Minnesota state forest fall color drives

Published on September 21, 2020

Minnesota’s state forests offer scenic drives and 4.2 million acres showcasing one of the biggest nature shows each year – the fall color display.


Shoreline restoration project at Itasca State Park begins in October

Published on September 21, 2020

A project to restore the shoreline at the Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park will begin Oct. 5, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Parks and Trails.


Fatal accidents involving OHVs reach highest level in more than a decade

Published on September 17, 2020

As the state’s number of fatal accidents involving off-highway vehicles (OHVs) reaches the highest level in more than a decade, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds riders to play it safe and take proper safety precautions.


Dock and lift removal is important time to check for invasive species

Published on September 17, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds lake property owners to check boats and trailers, docks and boat lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage.


Hunters encouraged to collect spruce grouse feathers for genetics study

Published on September 14, 2020

Grouse season opens Sept. 19


Minnesota DNR invites deer hunters to share their wildlife observations this season

Published on September 14, 2020

Participation helps broaden understanding of deer and a variety of Minnesota animals


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on September 14, 2020

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


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on September 8, 2020

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


Minnesotans asked to serve on fish and wildlife budget oversight committees

Published on September 8, 2020

Are you interested in good fiscal stewardship and how key elements of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ operations are funded? If so, here is an opportunity to play an active oversight role.


Water levels to remain low on Marsh Lake

Published on September 8, 2020

Ecosystem restoration project showing promise along Minnesota River


Bluegill improvement central to proposed special fishing regulations

Published on September 8, 2020

Anglers should consider weighing in on proposed special fishing regulations that, if adopted, would become effective next year. Most of the proposed changes are aimed at protecting and improving bluegill sizes by lowering bag limits on lakes in 26 counties.


DNR invites public input on wolf plan update

Published on September 8, 2020

Virtual open houses planned and online comment will be available


Drier spring, summer leads to pheasant rebound

Published on September 8, 2020

Pheasant index exceeds 10-year average in many parts of the state


DNR stresses boating safety for Labor Day weekend and beyond

Published on September 3, 2020

Deadliest year in nearly a decade


Well sampling planned for Nobles County Groundwater Atlas

Published on August 31, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect water samples this summer from about 90 wells in Nobles County for use in the Nobles County Groundwater Atlas.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on August 31, 2020

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


Beware of jumping worms in soil, gardening mulch

Published on August 31, 2020

Invasive worms also not appropriate for bait


Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Carnelian in Stearns County

Published on August 27, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Lake Carnelian, near Kimball in Stearns County.


DNR and partners begin process to provide better off-highway motorcycle experiences

Published on August 27, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the consulting firm Up! Outside and District 23/Amateur Riders Motorcycle Association (ARMCA), is creating a master plan for off-highway motorcycle (OHM) use across Minnesota.


Shoreline restoration project planned for Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park

Published on August 24, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources is planning a shoreline restoration project to address erosion at the headwaters of the Mississippi River within Itasca State Park in northwestern Minnesota.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on August 24, 2020

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


Camp Ripley archery hunt permits available Aug. 28

Published on August 24, 2020

Hunters can purchase permits for the archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls starting at noon on Friday, Aug. 28.


DNR maintains aggressive response to chronic wasting disease, while adjusting for COVID-19 considerations and new detections

Published on August 24, 2020

Changes for 2020 include voluntary sampling in affected areas, a new management zone and new surveillance areas


DNR sets 2 confiscated hunting, fishing equipment auctions for this fall

Published on August 24, 2020

Sept. 19 and Oct. 24 auctions will be held online