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Published on December 12, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Explore Minnesota are partnering to launch a new Outdoor Recreation Task Force. The group will make recommendations about how Minnesota can connect more people to the health and wellness benefits of outdoor recreation, improve equitable access to outdoor recreation, and better support the state’s thriving outdoor recreation economy.
Published on December 9, 2019A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump-start a longer article.
Published on December 9, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Redwood County Groundwater Atlas. This atlas covers groundwater conditions and sensitivity to pollution, and expands on the geologic atlas previously published by the Minnesota Geological Survey.
Published on December 9, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting its third annual Veteran Employment Information Event on Thursday, Jan. 9 in St. Paul.
Published on December 4, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Red Lake Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs signed a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today that outlines continued cooperative management of the walleye population in Upper and Lower Red Lake in northwest Minnesota. The signing took place during a ceremony in Red Lake.
Published on December 2, 2019Late season conditions are shaping up favorably for pheasant hunters this December.
Published on December 2, 2019Foresters from Department of Natural Resources cut down the official state of Minnesota Christmas tree today in General C.C. Andrews State Forest in Pine County. The balsam fir, which will decorate the Governor’s Residence, is about 40 years old and 25 feet tall.
Published on November 27, 2019Special deer hunt taking place at Crow Wing State Park
Published on November 27, 2019As excited as they are about the holiday season, many kids are equally curious when it comes to the ice. Talking with children about ice safety now will help them stay safe during this festive time.
DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for Interstate Island Avian Habitat Restoration Project
Published on November 25, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Dec. 26 on an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) for the Interstate Island Avian Habitat Restoration Project.
Published on November 25, 2019While early cold temperatures and snow in parts of the Minnesota have many snowmobile enthusiasts excited to take their first ride of the season, most of the state’s trails are not ready for riding, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota’s snowmobile trails officially open Dec. 1 each year. Regardless of the date on the calendar, several conditions must be met before trails are groomed and ready for travel:
Published on November 25, 2019Public entities and nonprofit organizations can apply to receive funding from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the second phase of a grant program that supports getting more children outdoors.
Published on November 25, 2019Hunters can participate in two special deer hunts to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota.
Published on November 25, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is updating the state’s wolf management plan and is looking to the public for input.
Published on November 22, 2019Entry fees waived on Free Park Friday to encourage all Minnesotans to get outdoors
Published on November 22, 2019The Minnesota DNR has informed federal agencies and Twin Metals Minnesota that, if and when the company submits a complete project proposal, the DNR will prepare an independent, state-only Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.
Published on November 21, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently appointed Aaron Wunrow as the Itasca State Park supervisor.
Published on November 18, 2019Unseasonably cold weather means ice making has begun on many lakes across the state, but Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers advise people to stay off of the still-forming ice.
Published on November 18, 2019Three Itasca County ruffed grouse that appeared sick have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus called eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), marking the first time the virus has been confirmed to cause illness in a Minnesota wild animal.
Published on November 14, 2019Careful monitoring by a county invasive species specialist led to the confirmation of zebra mussels in Pimushe Lake in Beltrami County.
Published on November 14, 2019The Department of Natural Resources asks Minnesotans to carefully consider the situation before reporting trumpeter swans or other waterfowl that appear to be trapped in ice or rapidly freezing water. While they may initially appear to be distressed, they most often are not.
Published on November 13, 2019Savanna Portage State Park will hold a muzzleloader deer hunt from Nov. 30 until Dec. 8, 2019.
Published on November 13, 2019A few permits are still available for hunters who did not apply for the special hunt in advance but are still interested in participating in the special muzzleloader deer hunt.
Published on November 12, 2019The Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
Published on November 8, 2019Since confirming zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake in Beltrami County earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Red Lake Band Department of Natural Resources have conducted additional plankton surveys in Upper and Lower Red Lake.