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Worsening drought and increasing wildfire risk mean more burning restrictions begin Tuesday

Published on August 16, 2021

To help ensure public safety and protect natural resources, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is expanding burning restrictions across portions of central and northern Minnesota, beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 17. Burning restrictions will now cover 34 counties where intensifying drought has elevated the potential for devastating wildfires.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Ely Lake in St. Louis County

Published on August 12, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Ely Lake, near Eveleth in St. Louis County.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on August 12, 2021

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


Persistent low water conditions continue to affect boaters

Published on August 12, 2021

As water levels continue to drop due in many areas to drought, boaters are experiencing significant issues with launching and retrieving boats, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Wild rice season opens soon, but harvesters must ensure rice is ripe

Published on August 12, 2021

Wild rice conditions are looking good this year in many areas of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering tips and a reminder of important regulations restricting harvest to rice stands that are ripe.


Additional burning restrictions take effect Tuesday in Cook and Lake counties

Published on August 9, 2021

To help ensure public safety and protect natural resources, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is activating additional burning restrictions for areas within state jurisdiction in Cook and Lake counties, beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10.


Sign up for weekly drought updates and information

Published on August 9, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is providing email updates about the current drought and details about drought-related actions and responses.


DNR invites conversation about deer topics

Published on August 9, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to talk with DNR staff about deer on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. On that day, wildlife managers throughout the state will be available to discuss deer-related topics in local area offices or on the phone.