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Published on September 12, 2019The 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.
Published on September 11, 2019The 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.
Published on September 9, 2019For 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.
Published on September 9, 2019Interested 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.
Published on September 9, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a zebra mussel in East Battle Lake in Otter Tail County.
Published on September 5, 2019Anglers 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.
Published on September 4, 2019When 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.
Published on September 4, 2019Fourteen 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.
Published on August 30, 2019The 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.
Published on August 29, 2019State 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.
Published on August 29, 2019The 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.
Published on August 29, 2019With the early Canada goose season opening Sept. 1 – and the regular duck and goose seasons on the horizon – hunters must know what’s occurring in the fields they plan to hunt to avoid a situation in which they’d be hunting over bait.
Published on August 29, 2019Brad Wells, of Granada in southern Minnesota, has been named the 2018 firearms safety volunteer instructor of the year, by the Department of Natural Resources. A retired teacher and the assistant coach of his local high school clay target league team, Wells has been the lead firearms safety instructor in his area for the past 18 years. He’s been a firearms safety instructor for more than 20 years.
Published on August 29, 2019Beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, hunters can access nearly 30,000 acres of private land across 47 counties in western and south-central Minnesota through the Walk-In Access program.
Published on August 27, 2019As part of efforts to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources bans the feeding of deer and the use of attractants in certain parts of the state to prevent the concentrations of wild deer in areas with a higher risk for disease.
Published on August 27, 2019Minnesota is taking a three-pronged approach to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease and keep Minnesota’s wild deer population healthy.
Published on August 26, 2019After the Labor Day weekend, Whitewater State Park in southeastern Minnesota will close its Upper and Lower Cedar Campgrounds for a building construction and road reconfiguration project. The campgrounds, which contain 75 of Whitewater’s 126 campsites, will close Sept. 3 and remain closed through 2020.
Published on August 26, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on an environmental assessment worksheet prepared for the Upper Post Flats at Fort Snelling State Park in Hennepin County.
Published on August 26, 2019The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input as it revises plans for the Mille Lacs Wildlife Management Area, a popular destination for hunters located about two hours north of the Twin Cities in Kanabec and Mille Lacs counties in east-central Minnesota.
Published on August 26, 2019For people who own woods in northern Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources has cost-share funds available to help improve their woodlands.
Published on August 26, 2019Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake will close Friday, Sept. 6, so state anglers do not exceed a safe walleye harvest level.
Published on August 22, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in McCarron Lake in Ramsey County.
Published on August 19, 2019The 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, 2019The 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.
Published on August 19, 2019The 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.