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Published on February 5, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has started accepting reservations for Bert’s Cabins at Itasca State Park. These 12 cabins, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River, had been privately owned and operated since 1939. In December 2018, the current owners retired and sold the cabins to the DNR.
Published on February 5, 2019Walleye fishing regulations are changing starting Friday, March 1, on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Published on February 4, 2019The Department of Natural Resources today announced its second round of leadership appointments.
Published on January 24, 2019Minnesota Department of Resources Conservation Officer Mitch Boyum has been named the 2019 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an award presented to an officer each year for outstanding overall career performance. Enforcement Division Director Rodmen Smith presented the award earlier this month at the division’s annual awards ceremony and training conference at Camp Ripley.
Published on January 23, 2019The Department of Natural Resources today announced leadership appointments in its Commissioner’s Office.
Published on January 11, 2019Outdoors experts and enthusiasts will be on hand to promote winter fun during Winter Trails Day at Fort Snelling State Park on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park visitors will have an opportunity to try a variety of winter activities, with equipment and instruction provided.
Published on January 7, 2019Minnesota’s new big game program supervisor will be Barbara Keller, an experienced wildlife researcher and manager who begins Feb. 1 overseeing the state’s deer, elk and moose populations with the Department of Natural Resources.
Published on January 4, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting its second annual Veteran Employment information event, Tuesday, Jan. 8 at DNR Headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55101.
Published on January 3, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering additional late-season deer hunts in southeastern Minnesota following the discovery of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer taken in Houston County.
Published on December 31, 2018Shakopee artist Mark Thone won the 2020 turkey stamp contest. Judges selected the painting from among 12 submissions for the annual contest that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sponsors.
Published on December 27, 2018Hunters had expanded opportunities to harvest elk this past year after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offered more permits, a variety of permit types and a different season structure in one of the hunt zones.
Published on December 27, 2018The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has granted a permit for the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project known as “Plan B.” The permit approval followed the DNR’s completion of a supplemental environmental review that examined revisions to an earlier iteration of the project.
Published on December 21, 2018In 2018, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources constructed and opened a new state park campground, reached out to new diverse audiences, and signed an agreement that makes way for restoration of historic buildings at the Fort Snelling Upper Post into affordable housing for military veterans.
Published on December 17, 2018The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued its annual ice safety warning for lakes with winter aeration systems.
Published on December 17, 2018Hunters must receive permission from landowners to hunt on private land for the upcoming special deer hunts in southeastern Minnesota, on Friday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 30, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Published on December 17, 2018Spring turkey hunters hoping to bag a tom during the first two weeks of the season have through Friday, Jan. 25, to apply for a lottery permit, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Published on December 13, 2018The Department of Natural Resources will re-establish the Little Rice Lake State Game Refuge in 2019 following the recent public comment period in October showed support for the refuge.
Published on December 13, 2018The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has committed to pursuing certification of 15,000 acres of croplands it owns and manages as part of a statewide effort to protect water quality.
Published on December 13, 2018The public can get more details about what the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is doing to respond to chronic wasting disease found in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota at a meeting scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Preston.
Published on December 10, 2018Bear hunters who are successful in 2019 and after would be required to submit a bear tooth sample to be eligible for the upcoming year’s bear hunting license lottery under a new rule proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Published on December 10, 2018Anglers will be able to keep fewer walleye and sauger beginning Friday, March 1, on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Published on December 10, 2018Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener.
Published on December 6, 2018Naturalists, park rangers, and other staff from the Department of Natural Resources will be stationed at REI’s flagship store in Bloomington on Saturday, Dec. 8 for the first Parks and Trails Takeover Day.
Wild deer identified as presumptive positive for CWD outside of disease management zone; first in Houston County
Published on December 5, 2018A wild deer harvested in Houston County on Nov. 17 has been identified as presumptive positive for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Natural Resources said. Official confirmation will come later this week. The hunter has been notified and the DNR is making arrangements to pick up the meat and carcass.
Published on December 4, 2018Hunters can participate in two special deer hunts to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota.