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DNR seeks comments on EAW for Cuyuna mountain bike trail

Published on August 19, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments through Sept. 18 on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed mountain bike trail development, consisting of two loops, in Crow Wing County.


DNR invites public input on proposed forest trails in Rum River State Forest and nearby scattered forest lands

Published on August 19, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend a meeting on Oct. 21 to review proposed changes to recreational trail systems in the Rum River State Forest and nearby state forest lands. The affected lands are in Mille Lacs and Morrison counties. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Onamia Lions Community Center, 806 W. Kathio St., Onamia.


Grouse hunters asked to help collect samples for West Nile virus study

Published on August 19, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking ruffed grouse hunters in northern Minnesota to voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project that the DNR is conducting.


2019 DNR State Fair exhibit fact sheet

Published on August 16, 2019

Theme – public lands – owned by you, managed by the DNR.


DNR’s State Fair exhibit educates visitors about public lands, entertains all ages

Published on August 16, 2019

Educational displays, exhibits, presentations, music and entertainment highlight the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 22-Sept. 2 in Falcon Heights.


DNR manages wild rice lakes with an eye on water levels and climate

Published on August 16, 2019

On a recent visit to Lower Dean Lake, Ann Geisen, wildlife lake specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, looked out at what she called a gorgeous stand of wild rice.


New central region director appointed

Published on August 16, 2019

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen today announced the appointment of Grant Wilson to the central region director position.


Zebra mussel introduction prevented by county inspector

Published on August 15, 2019

A vigilant Washington County watercraft inspector prevented the introduction of zebra mussels to Big Marine Lake in Washington County, which is currently not known to be infested with the harmful invasive species.


DNR auction in Grand Rapids Sept. 7

Published on August 15, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public auction of surplus equipment Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids at the DNR northeast regional office, 1201 East Highway 2.


DNR seeks input on Warroad-Roseau Railbed ATV trail proposal

Published on August 15, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and written comments on a Roseau County proposal to obtain grant-in-aid funding for additions to the all-terrain vehicle (ATV)/off-highway motorcycle trail system in Beltrami Island State Forest.


DNR seeks comments on walleye regulations for Minnewawa and Horseshoe lakes in Aitkin County

Published on August 13, 2019

Anglers interested in walleye regulations on Lake Minnewawa and Horseshoe Lake, near McGregor can attend an open house hosted by the Department of Natural Resources this fall.


DNR fisheries to discuss Island Reservoir and Whiteface Reservoir fish management

Published on August 13, 2019

Anglers and others interested in fisheries management activities in Island and Whiteface reservoirs are invited to a public open house hosted by Department of Natural Resources Duluth area fisheries staff. The open house will be held Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Rice Lake Town Hall, 4107 West Beyer Road, Duluth.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Grants Lake in Douglas County, West McDonald Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on August 12, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Grants Lake in Douglas County and West McDonald Lake in Otter Tail County. 


Zebra mussels confirmed in Rouchleau Mine Pit near Virginia

Published on August 9, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in the Rouchleau Mine Pit near Virginia in St. Louis County. 


First-time winners take trout and walleye stamp contests

Published on August 8, 2019

First-time winners took top honors at two habitat stamp contests that determined the artwork for the 2020 versions of the Minnesota trout and salmon stamp, and the walleye stamp. 


Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Beltrami

Published on August 8, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a small population of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Lake Beltrami, near Bemidji in Beltrami County. 


Hunters can give input on a variety of topics

Published on August 8, 2019

Hunters, wildlife watchers, landowners and interested groups can provide their thoughts about deer populations, proposed hunting and trapping season changes, including expanding the youth deer hunting season across the state, allowing smaller-gauged shotguns for wild turkey hunting, and various changes related to the harvest of fisher, pine marten and bobcat. 


DNR issues decision on requests to reconsider PolyMet tailings basin permits

Published on August 7, 2019

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen today issued an order denying requests by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, multiple environmental organizations and some individuals to reconsider the tailings dam permits issued to PolyMet on Nov. 1, 2018. 


Zebra mussels confirmed in South Twin Lake in Mahnomen County

Published on August 5, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in South Twin Lake in Mahnomen County. 


Public invited to comment on special fishing regulations

Published on August 5, 2019

During a series of 17 public meetings, anglers and others can give their opinions about proposed 2020 changes to special fishing regulations for 30 lakes. 


Plans underway for 2019 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

Published on August 1, 2019

Planning is underway for the ninth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener, being held October 11-12, 2019. This year’s event will be held in Austin, located in the southeastern part of the state. It is the first time Austin has hosted the event. 


Zebra mussels confirmed in Maple Lake in Wright County

Published on August 1, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Maple Lake in Wright County. 


DNR seeking public input on Cass Lake fisheries management plan

Published on August 1, 2019

Cass Lake – one of Minnesota’s 10 large walleye lakes – has a new draft management plan and the Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on it. 


Get ready for deer season: 2019 regulations available now

Published on July 30, 2019

Hunters can start planning ahead for significant changes to deer season regulations, including a youth deer season that’s expanded statewide, expanded deer feeding and attractant bans, and other updates related to managing chronic wasting disease.


2 bridges on Willard Munger State Trail close temporarily

Published on July 29, 2019

Two trail bridge locations on the Willard Munger State Trail, which is located in northeastern Minnesota, will close temporarily starting July 29 due to bridge deck work. The trail segments will re-open after Sept. 30.