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Mille Lacs safe walleye harvest level set

Published on January 30, 2020

A joint committee of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists and fisheries biologists from the eight Chippewa bands that retain fishing rights under terms of an 1837 treaty reached agreement on the 2020 Mille Lacs Lake safe harvest level for walleye.


Snowshoe lacing workshop scheduled at Lac qui Parle State Park

Published on January 29, 2020

Registration deadline is Feb. 5 for a snowshoe lacing workshop taking place Feb. 22-23 at Lac qui Parle State Park near Watson.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 21, 2020

A 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.


DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes

Published on January 21, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges people to use caution on lakes with winter aeration systems.


Extensive sampling of wild deer in 2019 shows that CWD remains biggest concern in southeastern Minnesota

Published on January 21, 2020

During the 2019 hunting season and special hunts, chronic wasting disease was confirmed in 27 wild deer, all from southeastern Minnesota.


Glacial Lakes State Park to operate aeration system in Mountain Lake

Published on January 16, 2020

Glacial Lakes State Park in west-central Minnesota will begin operating an aeration system in Mountain Lake, also known as Signalness Lake, beginning on or after Feb. 3, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The aeration system will increase oxygen levels in the lake to prevent winter kill of fish populations.


DNR solicits park and trail grant applications for 2020

Published on January 13, 2020

Now is the chance for local governments and tribes to request funding for natural resource improvements.


Minnesotans fish free with kids Jan. 18-20

Published on January 13, 2020

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 20.


DNR seeks input on ‘Turkey Time’ off-highway vehicle trail proposal

Published on January 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and comment on a Carlton County proposal to build a grant-in-aid trail for all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles.


DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment for proposed Lower Sioux Agency land conversion

Published on January 9, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Feb. 10 on an environmental assessment involving 125 acres of land at the Lower Sioux Agency, a history center near Morton in south-central Minnesota.


Fort Snelling State Park hosts annual Winter Trails Day on Jan. 11

Published on January 9, 2020

A variety of activities, equipment and instruction


DNR seeks to fill up to 200 paid summer internships

Published on January 9, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources is looking for passionate and dedicated college students interested in learning more about possible careers with the DNR through paid summer internship opportunities.


DNR to showcase career opportunities for veterans

Published on January 8, 2020

Events planned for Jan. 15 in Marshall, Jan. 16 in Willmar


State forest nursery needs black spruce cones

Published on January 6, 2020

Want to help Minnesota’s forests grow healthy and strong and make some extra money at the same time? The Department of Natural Resources has a great opportunity.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on January 6, 2020

A 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.


DNR Enforcement Division regional manager ends long career in public service

Published on January 3, 2020

DNR Enforcement Division regional manager ends long career in public service


DNR’s newest conservation officers hit the field

Published on January 2, 2020

13 new officers assumed their stations Dec. 25


DNR simplifies spring turkey hunting licenses

Published on December 30, 2019

Lottery application now only required for three large wildlife management areas


Volunteers needed at Fort Ridgely State Park event

Published on December 30, 2019

Volunteers are needed for a candlelight ski and hiking event at Fort Ridgely State Park.


Appointees named to Game and Fish Fund oversight committees

Published on December 27, 2019

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen has appointed 18 Minnesotans to two-year terms on citizen oversight committees that monitor the agency’s fish and wildlife spending.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on December 23, 2019

A 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.


DNR to protect Minnesota wild deer through temporary ban on movement of farmed deer in Minnesota

Published on December 23, 2019

Agency takes emergency action in response to discovery of chronic wasting disease in farmed deer in Douglas County


DNR officials stress snowmobile safety as fatal crashes trend up

Published on December 20, 2019

Heading into the holiday season, conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority as the number of fatal crashes around the state has trended upward the past few years.


Invasive silver carp captured near Iowa border

Published on December 19, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the capture of a silver carp below the Lake Bella dam in the Ocheyedan River, about 100 yards from the Iowa border in southwestern Minnesota’s Nobles County. DNR fisheries staff caught the invasive carp while following up on a reported silver carp sighting.


DNR receives mining proposal from Twin Metals Minnesota

Published on December 18, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources has received a project proposal from Twin Metals Minnesota (TMM) for a new mining project in Lake County in northeastern Minnesota. TMM’s proposed project would involve construction of an underground mining operation, processing facility, and dry stack tailings facility.