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Wild deer identified as presumptive positive for CWD outside of disease management zone; first in Houston County

Published on December 5, 2018

A 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. 


DNR announces 2 December deer hunts as part of intensified CWD management efforts

Published on December 4, 2018

Hunters can participate in two special deer hunts to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota.


DNR's newest conservation officers set to hit the field

Published on December 3, 2018

They’ve saved a hunter’s life, helped remove a deer running wild through the basement of a home and taught firearms safety classes. They’ve busted poachers, had lunch with kids and learned the ins and outs of natural resources law enforcement. 


Northern pike anglers and spearers gearing up for winter action, new regulations

Published on December 3, 2018

As cold temperatures begin to make ice on Minnesota lakes, ice anglers and spearers are gearing up for winter fishing action. For many, winter is a time to seek out the eager-to-bite northern pike. This will be the first ice fishing season of new northern pike zone regulations throughout Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. 


DNR intensifies CWD response efforts in southeastern Minnesota

Published on November 30, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking additional steps to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota. 


Snowmobile trails still need more snow, cold temperatures

Published on November 26, 2018

Early cold temperatures and several inches of snow in parts of the state have many snowmobile enthusiasts excited to take their first ride of the season, but most trails will need more snow before grooming can begin. Most of the state’s snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Department of Natural Resources. 


DNR invites public input on Roseau County off-highway vehicle camping options

Published on November 26, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites anyone with an interest in off-highway vehicle (OHV) camping facilities in Beltrami Island State Forest or Hayes Lake State Park area to two open houses in December. 


DNR, Dominium sign agreement to renovate 26 historic buildings at Fort Snelling Upper Post

Published on November 21, 2018

Officials from the Department of Natural Resources and Dominium, an affordable housing development and management company, today signed a re-development agreement that will create an anticipated 176 units of affordable housing in the historic buildings at the Fort Snelling Upper Post, near the Fort Snelling Golf Course and Historic Fort Snelling. 


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations continue for winter season

Published on November 19, 2018

Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red Lake will continue to have a four walleye bag limit, with only one walleye allowed longer than 17 inches. 


Governor’s Residence Christmas tree harvested from Nemadji State Forest

Published on November 16, 2018

Foresters from the Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota harvested the official state Christmas tree Nov. 16 from the Nemadji State Forest. The tree, which is approximately 60 years old, will decorate the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul.