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Make safe boating the hallmark of July 4th fun

Published on July 1, 2020

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers have been particularly popular this season as people ignite or reignite their passion for the water and take advantage of abundant opportunities to boat and fish close to home. With a busy Fourth of July weekend on tap, the Department of Natural Resources reminds boaters the best times on the water are those that end safely.


Planned Mille Lacs walleye closure implemented to protect fall fishing

Published on July 1, 2020

Beginning today, Mille Lacs Lake is closed to walleye fishing for the month of July, with the anticipation of a fall walleye season ahead.


New state forest maps help Minnesotans find summer fun

Published on June 29, 2020

Eight new state forest maps from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources feature recreation highlights to help Minnesotans find their perfect adventure.


Improvements planned for Cedar Lake Public Water Access

Published on June 26, 2020

Rice County’s busiest boat launch, on Cedar Lake, will be closed as it undergoes a number of improvements this summer. The closure will begin after the July 4 Holiday weekend and is scheduled to be completed before the Labor Day Holiday weekend.


DNR seeks input on Chisholm to Hibbing ATV Trail proposal

Published on June 25, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public review and written comments on a proposal by the city of Chisholm and the Northern Traxx ATV Club to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail connection between the cities of Chisholm and Hibbing.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on June 22, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Pollinator Week promotes ways to help bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Published on June 22, 2020

Pollinators play a critical role in keeping the environment healthy, help produce food, and are beautiful and fascinating to watch. During National Pollinator Week June 22-28, and year-round, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans to appreciate and help bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and other pollinators.


DNR announces changes to camping and lodging reservation window

Published on June 22, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is shortening its window for making reservations for camping and lodging to 120 days, or four months. Previously, customers could reserve campsites, cabins, yurts, tipis, and lodging facilities up to one year in advance. The change will take effect on July 1, 2020.


DNR to hold online fleet auction

Published on June 19, 2020

The Minnesota DNR has canceled its yearly live fleet auction in New Ulm. Instead, the auction will take place online via MinnBid.org, the state's online auction website.


Volunteers needed in Itasca County for DNR loon survey

Published on June 18, 2020

Annual loon survey is June 26 - July 6


Volunteers needed in Cook, Lake counties for DNR loon survey

Published on June 18, 2020

Annual loon survey takes place June 26 - July 6


DNR determines EIS not required for Nolte Family Irrigation Project

Published on June 18, 2020

DNR determines EIS not required for Nolte Family Irrigation Project


Volunteers needed in Cook, Lake counties for DNR loon survey

Published on June 18, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Cook and Lake counties in northeastern Minnesota. Volunteers are needed for one day during the June 26 through July 6 monitoring period to count the number of adult and juvenile loons on pre-selected lakes.


Minimize conflicts with bears this summer

Published on June 15, 2020

Don’t condition bears to associate your home or campsite with an easy meal by leaving out unsecured garbage, birdseed or pet food.


14 candidates begin training to become Minnesota conservation officers

Published on June 15, 2020

The 20th class of candidates in the Department of Natural Resources’ Conservation Officer Academy began training in May at Camp Ripley.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Farm Island Lake in Aitkin County

Published on June 11, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Farm Island Lake in Aitkin County.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on June 5, 2020

A 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.


DNR seeks input on Len Hardy Memorial ATV Trail proposal

Published on June 5, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources invites public review and written comments on a proposal by Range Riders ATV to obtain grant-in-aid funding for additions to the all-terrain vehicle trail system in Itasca County in northern Minnesota.


Annual Take a Kid Fishing Weekend starts today

Published on June 5, 2020

During Take a Kid Fishing weekend Friday, June 5, to Sunday, June 7, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger along fishing, too.


Deer feeding and attractant bans expand as part of CWD response

Published on June 5, 2020

Six counties in and near Twin Cities metro prohibited from deer feeding and attractants starting July 1


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on May 26, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


DNR announces results of deer goal setting

Published on May 26, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources has set new deer population goals that reflect Minnesotans’ diverse perspectives about deer.


DNR to phase reopening of its campgrounds in June

Published on May 21, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen its campgrounds at state parks, state forests and recreation areas in a phased approach beginning June 1.


Enjoy Memorial Day weekend in the outdoors, but play it safe

Published on May 21, 2020

Minnesotans have a range of options to get outdoors for the traditional start of summer


DNR seeks comment on International Falls area lake management plans

Published on May 14, 2020

Anglers and others interested in learning about Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing lakes and streams in the International Falls area are invited to comment on several lake management plans through Tuesday, May 26.