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Marsh Lake water levels to remain in drawdown for 2021

Published on May 3, 2021

Lake levels will remain lowered on Marsh Lake south of Appleton through the summer of 2021 in order to protect and strengthen the emergent vegetation established in 2020. This was a collaborative management decision reached by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Upper Minnesota River Watershed District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Prepare for northern pike this fishing season

Published on May 3, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers who might want to keep northern pike when the season opens on May 15 to familiarize themselves with the regulations and be prepared to measure the fish.


Student scientists take climate action in the Cloquet School Forest for Arbor Day

Published on April 30, 2021

Student scientists at Cloquet middle and high schools celebrated Arbor Day (April 30) and combated climate change by planting 500 trees in their recently established school forest and outdoor classroom, with help from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Lake Vermilion creel survey to begin May 15

Published on April 29, 2021

Anglers fishing Lake Vermilion this summer may be asked to participate in the lake’s first creel survey since 2015.


Grand Marais area fisheries office announces survey work

Published on April 29, 2021

Surveys and assessments are planned for several Cook County lakes and streams during this summer’s fieldwork season.


DNR statement on PolyMet court decision

Published on April 28, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is currently reviewing today’s Minnesota Supreme Court decision on the PolyMet permit to mine and dam safety permits.


Growing number of Tree City USA communities keep Minnesota green

Published on April 26, 2021

Minnesota is home to 111 Tree City USA communities this year, the most in a century, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 26, 2021

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


Anglers can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

Published on April 23, 2021

The approaching fishing season comes with a reminder from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to always follow state laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


Red Flag Warning issued

Published on April 22, 2021

With extreme fire risk conditions across northwest Minnesota today, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the following counties: Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wilkin.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations announced for open water season

Published on April 20, 2021

Anglers fishing during the summer season on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR volunteers celebrated for contributions

Published on April 19, 2021

DNR volunteers share a special commitment to making sure our natural resources are available for current and future generations to enjoy. More than 14,000 volunteers helped the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources last year do everything from monitoring rainfall levels to clearing trails.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 19, 2021

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


Reporting fish die-offs helps the DNR and others respond when needed

Published on April 19, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would like the public’s help in reporting fish die-offs in lakes and streams, which happen occasionally and usually result from natural causes.


More counties added to spring burn restrictions

Published on April 16, 2021

As fire season deepens and expands, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Aitkin, Carlton and Pine.


DNR invites public comments, announces meeting on recreational trail revisions within the Foot Hills State Forest

Published on April 13, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages people to learn about and comment on potential trail revisions within the Foot Hills State Forest in Cass County during an online public meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26. Comments and ideas may also be submitted through Friday, May 14.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 12, 2021

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


Spring turkey hunting begins this week

Published on April 12, 2021

When Minnesota’s turkey hunting season begins Wednesday, April 14, hunters hoping to bag a tom turkey will see similar regulations as last year.


DNR invites public comments on FireFrost ATV Trail proposal

Published on April 12, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and written comments on a proposal by Norman County to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an all-terrain vehicle trail. Grant-in-aid is a cost-share program that relies on partnership between the DNR, a local government sponsor and an off-highway vehicle organization to facilitate trail development and maintenance.


Stream trout fishing opens statewide on April 17

Published on April 12, 2021

Minnesota’s popular warm weather stream trout season opens Saturday, April 17, with quality fishing opportunities in every region of the state. Brook trout and splake fishing also open April 17 on Lake Superior and its tributary streams.


High-risk oak wilt season is now: Do not prune oaks

Published on April 8, 2021

April marks the beginning of the high-risk season for oak wilt, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds people not to prune oaks from April through July. This is the best way Minnesotans can prevent the spread of the deadly oak wilt disease.


Mountain bike trail expansion happening at Cuyuna Country SRA

Published on April 8, 2021

Mountain bike enthusiasts will have 27 miles of new trails to ride at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area by the spring of 2023. New trail construction at the area’s Sagamore Unit is scheduled to begin in late April and last through the fall of 2022.


Richmond man is snowmobile safety instructor of the year

Published on April 8, 2021

Charles Reichert, of Richmond, has been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Snowmobile Instructor of the Year for 2020.


More counties added to spring burn restrictions

Published on April 5, 2021

As fire season deepens and expands, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Cass (south) and Crow Wing.


DNR: Play it safe as early boating season gets underway

Published on April 5, 2021

Many lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota are now ice-free, and those where ice remains likely will be open in the near future. People are understandably eager to hit the water, but it remains dangerously cold. That means it’s vital for people to exercise extreme caution whenever they’re on or around the water.