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Minnesota DNR awarded $1.1 million federal grant to protect coastal resources

Published on July 28, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will use a $1.1 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the work of Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, fund three significant local projects and continue the program’s quarterly Short Term Action Request (STAR) grants.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Long Lake in Hubbard County, Pickerel Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on July 23, 2020

Zebra mussels confirmed in Long Lake in Hubbard County, Pickerel Lake in Otter Tail County


Report oak wilt in Cass and Crow Wing counties

Published on July 23, 2020

Invasive oak wilt is progressing northward in Minnesota into Cass and Crow Wing counties.


Payments in lieu of taxes help counties fund important public services

Published on July 23, 2020

DNR has notified counties about annual payments


Campground improvements greet campers at Temperance River State Park

Published on July 23, 2020

A new energy efficient shower building has opened in the upper campground at Temperance River State Park on Minnesota’s North Shore.


Coon Rapids woman is 2019 ATV safety instructor of the year

Published on July 20, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Janelle Secord, an ATV safety instructor in Coon Rapids, as the 2019 ATV safety instructor of the year.


Hunters will have more opportunities to harvest deer this season

Published on July 20, 2020

Regulation books online today, licenses available Aug. 1


Zebra mussels confirmed in Long Lake in Becker County

Published on July 16, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Long Lake, near Detroit Lakes in Becker County.


Miner’s Mountain Road to be reconstructed

Published on July 16, 2020

The approximately 1-mile road leading from the Miner’s Mountain Rally Center to the Huntington Mine overlook will be closed from mid-July to early fall for reconstruction and amenity upgrades.


Research on trumpeter swan movements underway

Published on July 16, 2020

DNR Nongame Wildlife Program highlights success story and research as another important step in trumpeter swan conservation


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on July 16, 2020

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


DNR hosts a virtual open house for conversations about deer

Published on July 16, 2020

Public can join to learn about upcoming hunting season changes and ask deer-related questions


DNR removes 18 invasive carp from Little Sioux River watershed in southwestern Minnesota

Published on July 16, 2020

The DNR removed 18 invasive carp from the Little Sioux River watershed near the Iowa border in southwestern Minnesota July 8 during a capture operation.


Eurasian watermilfoil confirmed in Big Mantrap Lake

Published on July 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive aquatic plant, in Big Mantrap Lake near Emmaville in Hubbard County. Big Mantrap Lake is near Bad Axe Lake, where Eurasian watermilfoil was first confirmed in Hubbard County in 2017.


Artists can find stamp contest rules online

Published on July 9, 2020

Artists can find the rules and deadlines for contests that decide what artwork will be on fish and wildlife stamps featuring trout and salmon, waterfowl, pheasant, walleye and turkey. Sale of these stamps supports fish and wildlife habitat work.


DNR determines environmental impact statement not required for Willow River Dam Restoration Project

Published on July 9, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has concluded that the Willow River Dam Restoration Project in Pine County does not require an environmental impact statement (EIS)


Harvesting hay and grazing cattle on state lands helps DNR manage grassland habitat while also helping farmers

Published on July 8, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture have joined forces to help connect the state’s cattle farmers in need of additional forage to DNR area wildlife managers needing to manage grassland habitat.


Groundwater sampling planned for Kandiyohi County Groundwater Atlas

Published on July 6, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect water samples from about 90 wells in Kandiyohi County this summer for use in the Groundwater Atlas of Kandiyohi County.


Groundwater Atlas of Kanabec County is now available

Published on July 6, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Groundwater Atlas of Kanabec County.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Ball Club Lake in Itasca County

Published on July 6, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Ball Club Lake, located entirely within the Leech Lake Reservation in Itasca County.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Aaron in Douglas County

Published on July 6, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Lake Aaron in Douglas County. Other waters closely connected to Lake Aaron may also be added to the infested waters list.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on July 6, 2020

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 July 6, 2020

Anyone who finds several or more dead fish in a lake or stream can help by reporting these fish die-offs, which happen occasionally and usually result from natural causes.


Fire danger high this holiday weekend in northeastern Minnesota

Published on July 2, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources cautions residents and visitors in northeastern Minnesota to be aware of elevated fire conditions this hot and dry holiday weekend.


Make safe boating the hallmark of July 4th fun

Published on July 1, 2020

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers have been particularly popular this season as people ignite or reignite their passion for the water and take advantage of abundant opportunities to boat and fish close to home. With a busy Fourth of July weekend on tap, the Department of Natural Resources reminds boaters the best times on the water are those that end safely.