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DNR to temporarily lower Silver Lake water levels

Published on July 22, 2024

Lake drawdown in Sibley County will improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Grove Lake in Pope County, Charlotte Lake in Todd County

Published on July 22, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Grove Lake, near the town of Grove Lake in Pope County, and Charlotte Lake, near Long Prairie in Todd County.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, July 22

Published on July 22, 2024

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


Archery permits at Camp Ripley available Aug. 1 with expanded hunting access starting in 2024 deer season

Published on July 19, 2024

Starting Thursday, Aug. 1, archery deer hunters can purchase permits to hunt on the Camp Ripley military installation.


Minnesota DNR announces new scientific and natural area in Cook County

Published on July 19, 2024

New site protects a rare wetland on Lake Superior shore.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Union Lake in Polk County, First Silver Lake and Heilberger Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on July 15, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Union Lake, near Erskine in Polk County; First Silver Lake, near the town of Battle Lake in Otter Tail County; and Heilberger Lake, near Erhard in Otter Tail County.


Help document wild species at Bonanza Prairie event in Big Stone County

Published on July 15, 2024

BioBlitz scheduled for Aug. 3.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, July 15

Published on July 15, 2024

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


DNR proposes selling 80,000 acres of school trust lands in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the U.S. Forest Service to benefit Minnesota’s public schools

Published on July 11, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands, and the U.S. Forest Service - Superior National Forest are working together on a strategy to transfer approximately 80,000 acres of school trust lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to federal ownership. This decision will benefit Minnesota's public education system.


Well sampling planned in Lac qui Parle County for the Groundwater Atlas

Published on July 8, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect water samples from about 90 wells in Lac qui Parle County to develop the Groundwater Atlas of Lac qui Parle County.


Ruffed grouse counts remain high in core of ruffed grouse range

Published on July 8, 2024

Sharp-tailed grouse population up in the northwest, but remains low in east-central Minnesota.


Carlton volunteer named 2023 ATV safety instructor of the year

Published on July 8, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Eric Senarighi, of Carlton, as the 2023 ATV instructor of the year. He also won the award in 2021.


Minnesota DNR certifies 9 new record fish

Published on July 8, 2024

After making changes to the record fish program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has seen steady interest by anglers in documenting their largest catches, as evidenced by the nine new state record fish the Minnesota DNR has certified since March.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, July 8

Published on July 8, 2024

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


DNR adds Aitkin County to deer feeding and attractant ban

Published on July 1, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added Aitkin County in a deer feeding and attractant ban to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease spread, following CWD detection in two additional wild deer near Grand Rapids in fall 2023.


Clean, Drain, Dispose every time to prevent aquatic invasive species spread

Published on July 1, 2024

The upcoming Independence Day holiday brings busier lake accesses and people hurrying to family gatherings and celebrations. It is important for all lake and river users to take a few minutes to Clean, Drain, Dispose — every time — to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


Despite flooding, outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities will abound in Minnesota 4th of July holiday weekend

Published on July 1, 2024

Planning ahead will help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on public lands and waters.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, July 1

Published on July 1, 2024

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


Operation Dry Water anchors DNR safety, enforcement efforts during long holiday week

Published on June 28, 2024

People across the state are gearing up for lots of time on the water in the days ahead and just after the Fourth of July holiday. As they do, Minnesota Department of Resources conservation officers and their public safety partners are reminding them to keep safety at the top of their list.


Well sampling planned in Lake County for groundwater atlas

Published on June 27, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect water samples from about 90 wells in Lake County to develop the Groundwater Atlas of Lake County.


Volunteers needed in northeastern Minnesota counties for DNR loon survey

Published on June 27, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to help monitor the loon population in Aitkin, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca and Lake counties.


$16 million in grants awarded to strengthen Minnesota’s community forests

Published on June 27, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that 81 communities will be receiving a collective $16 million through the ReLeaf Community Forestry Grants and the Shade Tree Bonding Grants, marking a significant investment in community forestry.


Wildlife Drive opening at Roseau River Wildlife Management Area

Published on June 24, 2024

The 27-mile Wildlife Drive within the Roseau River Wildlife Management Area will be open from Saturday, July 20, through Sunday, July 28, and on the following weekend, Saturday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 4.


DNR shares tips for celebrating the Fourth of July on state lands

Published on June 24, 2024

Minnesota state lands are great places to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. In addition to an abundance of recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, birdwatching, camping and more; state parks, recreation areas and forests offer a quiet location to celebrate Independence Day away from loud fireworks displays.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, June 24

Published on June 24, 2024

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

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