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Published on March 16, 2020The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in accordance with guidance from state health officials, is postponing, adjusting, and canceling a variety of public events, including open houses, safety education training, naturalist programs and other meetings.
Published on March 27, 2020As warmer and drier weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added more counties to the burn restriction list.
Published on March 26, 2020Warm temperatures and dry conditions in central and east-central Minnesota mean increased wildfire risk, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning in some counties effective immediately.
Published on March 23, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.
Published on March 17, 2020Walleye angling on Mille Lacs Lake will be catch-and-release only for this year’s open water season, with the exception of the month of July, when walleye fishing will be closed.
Published on March 13, 2020A wild deer in Dakota County was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.
Published on March 13, 2020Comments on Tower area lake management plans accepted through March 30th
Published on March 13, 2020The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is conducting an immediate response to the capture of 51 invasive carp on the Mississippi River. The invasive carp were caught by two commercial fishing operators near La Crosse and Trempealeau, Wisconsin, during routine spring netting last weekend.
Published on March 12, 2020The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering $100,000 in shooting range grants as part of an effort to increase opportunities for people to have safe places to practice shooting sports.
Published on March 12, 2020Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers urge people to exercise extreme caution on and around lake ice, as conditions in some parts of the state have deteriorated rapidly. Several people and vehicles have fallen through the ice in recent days, continuing a trend that has played out for much of this winter.
Published on March 9, 2020Meet your local wildlife staff and share your observations
Published on March 9, 2020The Department of Natural Resources is amending the management plan for Father Hennepin State Park, located on the southeast shore of Mille Lacs Lake. The amendment will allow timber harvest activities that are planned as part of natural resource management work.
Published on March 9, 2020For the ninth year in a row, Minnesota’s moose population remains relatively stable, but reproductive success – one of the factors that has the greatest impact on moose survival over time – remains low.
Published on March 5, 2020The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public comments on a proposal by the city of Houston to obtain off-highway vehicle grant-in-aid funding for an off-highway vehicle trail.
Published on March 3, 2020North Shore anglers and others interested in learning about Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing inland lakes in the Finland area are invited to comment on several lake management plans through March 27.
Published on March 2, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.
Published on March 2, 2020It’s a sure sign of spring when the annual tradition of tapping maple trees for syrup returns to Minnesota state parks. The Department of Natural Resources is offering several free programs in March and April to help people learn about making maple syrup.
Published on March 2, 2020Anglers will find a variety of changes in the 2020 Minnesota fishing regulations booklet, including new possession and length limits on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters of the Mississippi River. This is the first comprehensive update of regulations on the Mississippi River border waters in nearly 70 years.
Published on February 27, 2020The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Morrison County Groundwater Atlas. This atlas covers groundwater conditions and sensitivity to pollution. It expands on the Morrison County Geologic Atlas previously published by the Minnesota Geological Survey.
Published on February 27, 2020Anglers in the southern two-thirds of the state have until the end of the day on Monday, March 2, to remove their fish houses from Minnesota lakes. The removal deadline for those in the northern one-third of the state is Monday, March 16.
Published on February 25, 2020Minnesota landowners with grassland or wetlands within 20 miles of Fairmont are being sought to participate in the 2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener Oct. 9-10.
Published on February 24, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.
Published on February 24, 2020To help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adjusting bans on the feeding of deer in certain parts of the state.
Published on February 24, 2020A snowy winter, a bump in ski pass prices, and an upward trend in early ski pass sales have resulted in a rebound in the state’s dedicated cross-country ski grooming account fund balance.
Published on February 20, 2020Cigarette butts. Propane canisters. Cans, bags and bottles – some full of human waste. Blocking materials. Fish carcasses. Those are just a few of the items that make up the long list of litter conservation officers have found out on the ice.