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DNR reminds Minnesotans to not import live crayfish

Published on March 15, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding Minnesotans that it is illegal to import any species of live crayfish into the state. Some people import live crayfish for dining, for aquariums or for fishing bait, without realizing Minnesota is one of at least nine states that prohibit live crayfish imports.


Ice deteriorating quickly with recent warm weather

Published on March 11, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges people to be extremely cautious on and around the ice, as recent warm weather has deteriorated ice conditions across the state. Some lakes already have large areas of open water and there have been reports of vehicles breaking through.


Deadline to remove fish houses in northern Minnesota quickly approaching

Published on March 8, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers the deadline to remove fish houses from lakes in the northern one-third of the state is coming up. Recent and forecasted warm weather means conditions on the ice may be challenging, so the DNR urges anglers to plan ahead to ensure they’re able to meet the deadline.


Public input sought for redevelopment of Eagle Rock Vista Trailhead at Blue Mounds State Park

Published on March 8, 2021

Minnesotans can review and provide comments through April 5 on three designs under consideration by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the redevelopment of a trailhead and day-use area at the south end of Blue Mounds State Park.


DNR invites conversation about deer topics

Published on March 8, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to talk with DNR staff about deer on Wednesday, March 31. From noon until 8 p.m. on that day, wildlife managers throughout the state will be available to discuss deer-related topics with anyone who gives them a call.


Perform burn-free brush cleanup to prevent spring wildfires

Published on March 8, 2021

Drought conditions across Minnesota have created the potential for an active and damaging spring wildfire season. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges woodland landowners and homeowners to help prevent wildfires by using burn-free options for spring brush and yard cleanup.


Landowner enrollment set to begin for Walk-In Access program

Published on March 8, 2021

Enrollment opens for Minnesota’s Walk-In Access program, which pays private landowners to allow public hunting on their lands, on Monday, March 15. This year, landowners can receive $18 per acre enrolled. And the program is expanding to include more counties.


Rainfall monitoring network seeks volunteer members

Published on March 8, 2021

The state climatology office in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources needs volunteer rainfall monitors for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 8, 2021

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


Luce Line State Trail closed to horses until May 15

Published on March 5, 2021

The horse trail along the Luce Line State Trail, from Vicksburg Lane in Plymouth to the city of Winsted, will be closed until May 15.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 4, 2021

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


New sunfish regulations in effect on nearly 100 waters

Published on March 2, 2021

Sunfish anglers will need to closely check the 2021 Minnesota Fishing Regulations booklet and signs at water accesses for new sunfish limits that are now in effect on 94 waters.


Online meeting to focus on 2021 waterfowl season regulations and dates

Published on March 2, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 for people to learn, comment and ask questions about the 2021 waterfowl hunting season and proposed regulatory changes that will be released for public comment on March 29.


DNR invites public review, announces meeting on Mille Lacs Lake fisheries management

Published on March 2, 2021

Minnesotans can learn about and comment on fisheries management goals and objectives proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Mille Lacs Lake.


Public input sought on Fond du Lac State Forest recreational trails

Published on March 2, 2021

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people to attend a virtual public input meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on March 11 to learn about and provide comment on potential trail modifications within the Fond du Lac State Forest in Carlton County.


Winter ATV use suspended on groomed trails in Nemadji, St. Croix state forests

Published on March 2, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has suspended winter ATV use on 99 miles of groomed, shared-use trails in the Nemadji and St. Croix state forests, including the Matthew Lourey State Trail due to warming temperatures.


Preliminary results from pesticide study show widespread neonicotinoid exposure in Minnesota white-tailed deer

Published on March 1, 2021

Preliminary results of a study testing white-tailed deer spleens for presence of neonicotinoid pesticides show exposure of deer throughout the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).


DNR now accepting applications for Minnesota State Parks library program

Published on February 26, 2021

Minnesota libraries in low-income communities may qualify for a new program that provides free state park permits for these libraries to loan to patrons. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will provide the permits, which library patrons can check out for seven-day periods beginning in June.


Deadline to remove fish houses quickly approaching

Published on February 26, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the deadline to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes is coming up. Although the coldest spell of winter occurred just days ago, fish house removal deadlines are set in state statute and not dependent upon seasonal conditions.


Lake aeration systems now operating in shallow lakes

Published on February 23, 2021

Safety is being urged around systems that are in operation


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on February 22, 2021

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


DNR seeks comments on Finland area fisheries management plans

Published on February 22, 2021

Anglers and others interested in management of fisheries resources in the Finland area are invited to comment on fisheries management plans for selected lakes in Lake County through Wednesday, March 31.


DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area fisheries management plans

Published on February 22, 2021

Anglers and others interested in management of fisheries resources in the Grand Rapids area are invited to comment on fisheries management plans for selected lakes in Itasca County through Wednesday, March 31.


Career pathway program seeking applicants

Published on February 18, 2021

Applications are being accepted until May 28 for the Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers (IDEC) program, a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Board of Water and Soil Resources. The successful applicants will form the third cohort for this innovative program.


Water control structure, fish barrier project nearing completion on Lake Maria

Published on February 17, 2021

The project on the 425-acre shallow lake in Murray County will provide a number of benefits to outdoor recreation, wildlife and property owners.