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Waterfowl hunters: Make safety the priority before and during the hunt

Published on September 19, 2019

Watching the sun rise over a marsh is an awe-inspiring experience, a memory bank deposit that for many duck hunters is as valuable as the number of birds they bag. Yet, every year some duck hunters find themselves in bad situations, the result of falls into cold water, mishaps with their firearms, or other incidents that may forever cloud what’s supposed to be an enjoyable experience. 


Zebra mussel confirmed in Long Lake, Ramsey County

Published on September 19, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a zebra mussel found by a contractor conducting an early detection survey in Long Lake in Ramsey County. 


Zebra mussels confirmed in Eagle Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on September 19, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed multiple adult and juvenile zebra mussels in Eagle Lake in Otter Tail County. 


50 years of shoreland protection and land management

Published on September 18, 2019

Fifty years ago, the Minnesota Legislature ensured better land management and conservation through three key conservation measures. The Shoreland Protection Act, Floodplain Management Act, and legislation authorizing scientific and natural areas were all signed into law in 1969 by Gov. Harold LeVander. 


Fort Snelling State Park reopens after historic flooding

Published on September 17, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reopening Fort Snelling State Park today, Sept. 17, after persistent spring flooding caused extensive damage that forced the park to close in March. 


Tickets available for Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener banquet

Published on September 16, 2019

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz invites all Minnesotans to join him on Friday, Oct. 11 for the 9th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Banquet in Austin.


Inaugural statewide youth deer season opens Oct. 17

Published on September 16, 2019

Minnesota offers mentors an ideal way to share hunting knowledge and traditions with youth ages 10-17 during its inaugural statewide youth deer season. 


Rushford artist wins Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest

Published on September 16, 2019

The 2020 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp will feature a painting of a pair of snow geese by Rushford artist Michael Sieve, who won the annual waterfowl stamp contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. It was Sieve’s first time winning this contest. 


DNR announces fall 2019 land sale

Published on September 16, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer 17 parcels of land at three public oral bid auctions in October. The auctions will be held in Virginia, Wadena and St. Paul. 


Teach a kid to hunt small game during Take a Kid Hunting Weekend

Published on September 16, 2019

Getting youth outdoors in pursuit of squirrels, rabbits and other small game is the focus of Take a Kid Hunting Weekend this Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22. 


Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend

Published on September 16, 2019

Duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 21. 


DNR seeks comments on northern pike regulations for Mitchell Lake, Crow Wing County

Published on September 13, 2019

Anglers and others interested in proposed changes to northern pike regulations on Mitchell Lake, north of Fifty Lakes in Crow Wing County, are invited to attend an open house hosted by the Department of Natural Resources.


DNR seeks comments on northern pike regulations for Prairie Lake, St. Louis County

Published on September 12, 2019

Anglers and others interested in proposed changes to northern pike regulations on Prairie Lake, near Floodwood in St. Louis County, are invited to attend an open house hosted by the Department of Natural Resources this fall.


Grants available to help Minnesota communities fight emerald ash borer

Published on September 12, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has grant money available to help communities combat emerald ash borer and manage city-owned ash trees. Grants can help pay for tree inventories, management plans, ash removal and tree planting. 


DNR captures and tags silver carp in St. Croix River

Published on September 12, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has implanted a small tracking device in a silver carp captured on the St. Croix River Tuesday. This is the first time the DNR has tagged a silver carp, an invasive species that competes with native species for food.


Midge-borne virus causes death of wild deer in Stearns County  

Published on September 11, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the first two cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in wild white-tailed deer in Minnesota. EHD is a viral disease that is spread by a biting insect called a midge.  


Input sought on Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters fishing regulation changes

Published on September 9, 2019

For the first time in nearly 70 years, Minnesota and Wisconsin are proposing notable changes to border waters fishing regulations – and the Minnesota DNR wants the public to weigh in on them. 


Minnesotans asked to serve on fish and wildlife budget oversight committees

Published on September 9, 2019

Interested in helping the Department of Natural Resources determine how Game and Fish Fund dollars are spent? Submit an application to serve on a review committee by Friday, Sept. 20. 


Zebra mussel confirmed in East Battle Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on September 9, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a zebra mussel in East Battle Lake in Otter Tail County. 


DNR seeks input on walleye and smallmouth bass regulation proposals in Itasca County

Published on September 5, 2019

Anglers and others interested in fisheries management are invited to attend three public open-house meetings hosted by the Department of Natural Resources to provide input on fishing regulation changes proposed for lakes in Itasca County.


Pheasant index shows varied opportunities across the state

Published on September 4, 2019

When the Minnesota pheasant season opens on Oct. 12, hunters are likely to find some areas with plenty of pheasants and other areas where the birds will be tougher to find, judging by results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources annual roadside pheasant survey.    


14 officers join state conservation officer ranks

Published on September 4, 2019

Fourteen people who’ve spent the past 15 weeks at Camp Ripley immersed in their new careers as Department of Natural Resources conservation officers have graduated from the CO Academy and are set to begin patrolling Minnesota’s fields, waters and woods. They’ll spend the next several months in the field working with experienced officers before assuming their assigned stations all across the state. 


DNR honors 2 youths for their conservation efforts

Published on August 30, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources honored two youths for their outstanding conservation efforts during a ceremony Friday, Aug. 30, at the Minnesota State Fair. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen presented the awards. 


State Fair event highlights new state bee designation

Published on August 29, 2019

State officials, bee experts and a free limited edition commemorative poster highlighted a special state bee event Aug. 29 at the Department of Natural Resources’ exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair. 


Hunters asked not to shoot ear-tagged and radio-collared research bears

Published on August 29, 2019

The Minnesota bear hunting season opens Sept. 1, and the Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to avoid shooting marked research bears. These bears are marked with distinctively large, colorful ear tags and have radio collars.