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New paintings chosen for pheasant and turkey stamps

Published on October 3, 2019

Mark Kness of Albert Lea won the Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest and Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville won the Turkey Habitat Stamp contest. Both of the annual contests took place Sept. 19 and are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR fall land sale includes parcels in St. Louis, Carlton and Pine counties

Published on October 2, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer a total of 17 parcels of land at three public oral bid auctions in October. The auctions will be held in Virginia, Wadena and St. Paul. Included in the auctions are three unimproved recreational land parcels in St. Louis County, one in Carlton County, and one in Pine County.


DNR seeks comments on Grand Marais area lake and stream management plans

Published on September 30, 2019

If you’re interested in lake and stream management in the Grand Marais area, including parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), the Department of Natural Resources encourages you to read the current plans up for review this winter, attend an open house, and submit comments and suggestions.


DNR reminds trappers, waterfowl hunters to avoid spreading invasive species

Published on September 30, 2019

With hunting season underway, the Department of Natural Resources reminds waterfowl hunters to take precaution against spreading aquatic invasive species. 


Whitefish sport netting to open on northern lakes

Published on September 30, 2019

Recreational netting for whitefish and cisco, also referred to as tullibee, is open this fall on designated lakes. 


Hunter walking trails a guide for getting into grouse hunting

Published on September 30, 2019

Anyone who wants to try grouse hunting has an opportunity to access hunter walking trails that guide nonmotorized users through grouse habitat in northern and central Minnesota. 


DNR grants to help get children outside early and often

Published on September 30, 2019

Lifelong lessons and care for Minnesota’s tremendous outdoor heritage start with quality time outdoors. The Department of Natural Resources is offering a new grant program called “No Child Left Inside” to help more children cast a fishing line, study animal tracks, hike or bike, or simply learn more about nature. 


Grand Rapids area waterfowl hunters had mixed success on opening day

Published on September 26, 2019

On a rainy waterfowl season opening day Sept. 21, the number of hunters at bag check stations in the Grand Rapids area dropped 24 percent from the five year average, and hunter success was mixed.


Minnesota state forest drives offer 'travel-worthy' fall color

Published on September 26, 2019

A scenic drive through Minnesota’s state forests is a great way to view beautiful fall color. 


DNR reminds out-of-state hunters about carcass import restrictions

Published on September 23, 2019

Hunters who harvest a deer, elk or moose out of state cannot bring the entire animal back to Minnesota. 


DNR finds wild deer infected with EHD in southeastern Minnesota

Published on September 23, 2019

Tests initiated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have confirmed that a wild deer near Caledonia in southeastern Minnesota’s Houston County died from epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), a viral infection to which members of the deer family are susceptible. 


DNR highlights science and management actions during Climate Week

Published on September 23, 2019

Minnesota’s climate is becoming warmer and wetter, and the Department of Natural Resources is taking action to identify climate-related changes, understand the impacts of these changes on the state’s natural resources and recreation, mitigate the impacts as much as possible, and adapt to those impacts that cannot be avoided. 


History comes to life at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Published on September 19, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources invites visitors to Mille Lacs Kathio State Park to join members of the Minnesota Archaeological Society on Sept. 28 for Archaeology Day.


Deadline extended to apply to serve on fish and wildlife budget oversight committees

Published on September 19, 2019

Minnesotans interested in helping the Department of Natural Resources determine how Game and Fish Fund dollars are spent now have through Friday, Oct. 11, to apply to serve on a review committee. 


Minnesota counties and residents benefit from PILT payments

Published on September 19, 2019

Minnesota’s 87 counties are the beneficiaries of $35.9 million in state payments that help support public lands. 


Check for invasive species when removing docks and equipment for seasonal storage

Published on September 19, 2019

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


Waterfowl hunters: Make safety the priority before and during the hunt

Published on September 19, 2019

Watching the sun rise over a marsh is an awe-inspiring experience, a memory bank deposit that for many duck hunters is as valuable as the number of birds they bag. Yet, every year some duck hunters find themselves in bad situations, the result of falls into cold water, mishaps with their firearms, or other incidents that may forever cloud what’s supposed to be an enjoyable experience. 


Zebra mussel confirmed in Long Lake, Ramsey County

Published on September 19, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a zebra mussel found by a contractor conducting an early detection survey in Long Lake in Ramsey County. 


Zebra mussels confirmed in Eagle Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on September 19, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed multiple adult and juvenile zebra mussels in Eagle Lake in Otter Tail County. 


50 years of shoreland protection and land management

Published on September 18, 2019

Fifty years ago, the Minnesota Legislature ensured better land management and conservation through three key conservation measures. The Shoreland Protection Act, Floodplain Management Act, and legislation authorizing scientific and natural areas were all signed into law in 1969 by Gov. Harold LeVander. 


Fort Snelling State Park reopens after historic flooding

Published on September 17, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reopening Fort Snelling State Park today, Sept. 17, after persistent spring flooding caused extensive damage that forced the park to close in March. 


Tickets available for Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener banquet

Published on September 16, 2019

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz invites all Minnesotans to join him on Friday, Oct. 11 for the 9th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Banquet in Austin.


Inaugural statewide youth deer season opens Oct. 17

Published on September 16, 2019

Minnesota offers mentors an ideal way to share hunting knowledge and traditions with youth ages 10-17 during its inaugural statewide youth deer season. 


Rushford artist wins Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest

Published on September 16, 2019

The 2020 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp will feature a painting of a pair of snow geese by Rushford artist Michael Sieve, who won the annual waterfowl stamp contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. It was Sieve’s first time winning this contest. 


DNR announces fall 2019 land sale

Published on September 16, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer 17 parcels of land at three public oral bid auctions in October. The auctions will be held in Virginia, Wadena and St. Paul.