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Wildfire risk increases across Minnesota

Published on October 7, 2020

Dry weather and drought across Minnesota have created conditions favorable for wildfires this fall.


Anglers invited to comment on proposed St Louis County sunfish regulations

Published on October 6, 2020

DNR to host virtual and local town hall meetings in October


Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Minnie-Belle in Meeker County

Published on October 5, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Minnie-Belle, near Litchfield in Meeker County.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on October 5, 2020

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


DNR accepting applications for coastal area grants

Published on October 5, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications through Nov. 13 for project funding through Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.


DNR begins testing for industrial chemicals in deer

Published on September 28, 2020

Minnesota joins other states in sampling deer near known PFAS contamination sites


Zebra mussels confirmed in Pleasant Lake in Wright County

Published on September 28, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Pleasant Lake, near Annandale in Wright County.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on September 28, 2020

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


Hunter walking trails provide access to public hunting in northern Minnesota

Published on September 28, 2020

Some hunter walking trails may be unmowed this year; however, they still remain open for use and wind through prime habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, wild turkey and white-tailed deer.


Waterfowl hunters reminded to avoid spreading aquatic invasive species

Published on September 24, 2020

With the Minnesota hunting season underway, it is important for waterfowl hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on September 21, 2020

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


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.