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Published on July 10, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications will begin around July 30 and continue through approximately September 10 on parcels located in the Fond du Lac and Cloquet Valley state forests.
Published on July 9, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications will begin around July 15 and continue through approximately Sept. 10 on 110 acres in the Hibbing area.
Published on July 9, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications will begin around July 15 and continue through approximately Sept. 15 on selected sites in the Kabetogama and Bear Island State Forests.
Published on July 9, 2019Red Lake Nation Conservation Officer Shannon Barron passed away in the line of duty Sunday, July 7, after suffering a medical emergency while responding to a call for service. Barron had been a Red Lake Nation conservation officer since 2000.
Published on July 8, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of Itasca will host a dedication event on Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the new Lake Itasca Amphitheater at Itasca State Park.
Published on July 8, 2019Visitors to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Ironton now have more convenient options to buy their state park vehicle permits. Five new self-registration stations have been installed throughout the complex.
Published on July 2, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has hired two veteran state government leaders to head the agency’s Fish and Wildlife and Lands and Minerals divisions.
Published on July 2, 2019In Minnesota and across the nation, BWI is the leading contributing factor in boating accidents and fatalities. In the past two years, half of the fatal boating incidents in Minnesota involved alcohol, which is higher than the five-year average. Operation Dry Water coincides with the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend, when BWI-related injuries and deaths tend to spike.
Published on July 1, 2019A century ago in 1919, Congress established the Grand Canyon as a national park, while closer to home, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $10,000 for the purchase of 240 acres in Winona County to be preserved as a state park.
Published on June 28, 2019A broadly-supported measure going into effect Monday, July 1, will significantly enhance aquatic invasive species prevention and management in Minnesota.
Published on June 27, 2019Since the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Enforcement Division began offering firearms safety training nearly 65 years ago, it has certified more than 1.3 million students – an average of about 20,000 per year.
Published on June 24, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through July 24 on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed electric transmission line and substation in Itasca County.
Published on June 21, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the capture of a bighead carp and two silver carp, and detection of a third, tagged silver carp, within the past several weeks. The bighead carp was captured at the Xcel Energy King Power Plant in Oak Park Heights. All of the silver carp were in Pool 4 of the Mississippi River between Red Wing and Wabasha in southeastern Minnesota.
Published on June 20, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified a record 13 pound, 9 ounce whitefish caught by an Oklahoma angler ice fishing on Lake of the Woods, and a 4 pound, 13 ounce golden redhorse caught by an angler who beat his own state record.
Published on June 18, 2019The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are committed to a fair, efficient, and thorough review of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project applications.
Published on June 13, 2019Minnesota anglers harvest around 16 million sunfish each year, making them the state's most harvested fish. To protect big sunfish and avoid stunted populations of sunfish, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging anglers to release large sunfish, and keep smaller fish for eating.
Published on June 13, 2019Nineteen individuals will provide input on deer management issues, serving on a new committee the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources created to foster the exchange of information and ideas between the agency and the public.
Published on June 6, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Doug Frericks, an ATV safety coordinator and instructor in Silver Bay, as the 2018 ATV safety instructor of the year.
Published on June 6, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Bone Lake, just east of Forest Lake, in Washington County.
Published on June 3, 2019It was two decades ago – maybe more – when Mike Shelden knocked on the door of a fish house, identified himself as a conservation officer, and let himself in. The angler inside sat with his back to the door, tending more lines than the two that were allowed. The man didn’t even bother turning around.
Published on June 3, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has completed a 10-year effort to provide much more accurate maps of Minnesota’s wetlands. The update of the state’s National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) used new technologies to produce a clearer picture of Minnesota’s wetlands, lakes, rivers and streams.
Published on May 31, 2019Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Regional Director Rita Albrecht will retire July 9, the agency announced Friday.
Published on May 30, 2019Everyone’s invited to celebrate Sibley State Park’s centennial year on Saturday, June 8, with entertainment and family-friendly activities all day. The park is located near the west-central city of New London in Kandiyohi County.
Published on May 23, 2019Due to persistent flooding and damage from the winter’s hefty snowpack and spring’s heavy rains, Fort Snelling State Park will remain closed to the public through Memorial Day weekend and the month of June.
Published on May 20, 2019The 19th class of candidates to take part in the Department of Natural Resources’ Conservation Officer Academy has begun training at Camp Ripley.