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Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza

Published on May 11, 2022

A wild fox from Anoka County has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza.


Counties added to spring burn restrictions as wildfire risk increases in northwestern Minnesota

Published on May 10, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has further expanded the area subject to open burning restrictions as the wildfire season deepens and expands in northwestern Minnesota.


DNR to host engagement sessions to inform all-terrain vehicle strategic planning

Published on May 9, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, at the direction of the Minnesota Legislature, is developing a statewide strategic plan for all-terrain vehicles.


Be aware of changes to turtle harvest regulations

Published on May 9, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans hoping to harvest wild turtles this year that they will need a valid fishing license and must adhere to updated regulations.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 9, 2022

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


Lt. Governor, DNR commissioner, other Minnesota moms enjoy Take a Mom Fishing Weekend with their kids

Published on May 7, 2022

Mother’s Day and Minnesota’s fishing tradition are wrapped into one as families celebrate Take a Mom Fishing Weekend (May 7-8).


Longtime North Shore conservation officer named CO of the Year

Published on May 6, 2022

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Kipp Duncan has been named the 2021 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, which is an annual award presented to an officer for outstanding overall career performance.


Grand Marais area fisheries office announces survey work

Published on May 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be conducting lake and stream surveys in the Grand Marais area beginning in May and continuing through September.


Douglas County added to spring burn restrictions

Published on May 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added Douglas County to the area subject to open burning restrictions as warm and dry weather spreads throughout the state.


Fishing regulations available in Hmong, Karen, Somali, Spanish

Published on May 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has translated the state’s 2022 fishing regulations into Hmong, Karen, Somali, and Spanish.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 2, 2022

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


Northern state forest roads, trails flooded by spring rains

Published on April 29, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources cautions state forest road and trail users to watch for flooding and damage in the northern third of the state as a result of recent spring rain and seasonal snow melt.


Pine County added to spring burn restrictions

Published on April 28, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added Pine County to the area subject to open burning restrictions as warm and dry weather spreads throughout the state.


Minnesota breaks national rainfall monitor recruiting records

Published on April 28, 2022

More volunteers means more, better precipitation data.


Swan Lake drawdown to continue for second year

Published on April 28, 2022

Area managers hoping for lower water levels in 2022.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 25, 2022

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


Ojibwe spring fishing season begins soon

Published on April 25, 2022

Each spring, Native American tribal members in Minnesota preserve their cultural heritage while providing a vital food source for tribal communities by harvesting fish through netting and spearing. This legally protected, regulated harvest of fish usually begins in mid-April at ice-out.


Try Lake Pepin, Mississippi River for unique fishing destination

Published on April 25, 2022

Simply casting a worm on a hook into the Mississippi River in the scenic Lake Pepin area gives anglers a great chance of catching a wide variety of fish, all while experiencing the fun and intrigue of river fishing.


DNR seeks comments on International Falls area fisheries management plans

Published on April 25, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites anglers and others to comment on fisheries management plans through Sunday, May 15, for several lakes in the International Falls fisheries work area.


DNR seeks applicants for $125,000 in shooting range grants

Published on April 25, 2022

The steady increase in the popularity of shooting sports has created capacity issues at some shooting ranges in Minnesota. In an attempt to address this, the Minnesota Legislature has funded a grants program to provide people with more and better places to safely shoot. For the current round of funding under this program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering $125,000 in grants.


DNR: Safety mindset essential around cold water

Published on April 22, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Resources reminds boaters and paddlers that cold water is dangerous and unexpected falls can turn tragic quickly.


Report fish die-offs to help DNR, others respond as needed

Published on April 21, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans contact the state if they see evidence of a fish die-off in a lake or stream.


Spring is the time to prepare for possible flooding

Published on April 21, 2022

While flood potential has been relatively low across the state thus far this spring, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans that it is always important to be prepared for flood conditions.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations announced for open water season

Published on April 19, 2022

Anglers fishing during the 2022 open-water season that starts May 14 on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a four-walleye possession limit, with only one walleye longer than 20 inches allowed, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 19, 2022

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