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2 Minnesota forests to join national Old-Growth Forest Network

Published on September 14, 2023

Two renowned Minnesota old-growth forests — the Lost 40 Scientific and Natural Area in Itasca County and the Itasca Wilderness Sanctuary SNA in Clearwater County — will be the first in the state to join the national Old-Growth Forest Network.


Minnesota DNR recognizes youth for outstanding conservation efforts

Published on September 11, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently honored two youths for their outstanding conservation efforts during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 1, at the Minnesota State Fair.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 11

Published on September 11, 2023

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


Drought continues to deepen in Minnesota

Published on September 8, 2023

As drought conditions continue to expand in Minnesota, some areas of the state are now experiencing exceptional drought conditions for the first time since 2021 (portions of Freeborn and Mower counties in southeastern Minnesota, as well as in portions of Aitkin, Carlton and Pine counties in east-central Minnesota).


Minnesota DNR seeks comments on reduced crappie and sunfish daily limits for Maple Lake

Published on September 7, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house to collect public comments and share information on a proposal to improve angling on Maple Lake in Wright County by reducing daily limits on crappie and sunfish.


Minnesota DNR seeks comments on reduced crappie and sunfish daily limits for Clearwater Lake and connected Augusta, Caroline, Grass, and Otter lakes

Published on September 7, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house to collect public comments and share information on a proposal to improve angling opportunities on several waters in Wright and Stearns counties, by reducing daily limits for sunfish.


Minnesota DNR seeks input for potential northern pike fishing regulations change on Pearl Lake in Stearns County

Published on September 7, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house to collect public comments and share information on a proposal to review the existing experimental fishing regulation for northern pike on Pearl Lake in Stearns County.


Anglers invited to comment on proposed experimental regulations for Lake Winnibigoshish and Balsam, Haskell, Scrapper lakes

Published on September 7, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house to collect public comments and share information on two proposed fishing regulation changes related to sunfish in Lake Winnibigoshish and connected waters, and northern pike in Balsam, Haskell and Scrapper lakes in Itasca County.


Minnesota DNR shares when to expect fall colors, where to enjoy them

Published on September 7, 2023

To celebrate Minnesota’s most colorful season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sharing a fall color forecast, typical timing of peak colors, ways for Minnesotans to find where colors are at their peak each week, and suggestions for where to visit to see fall colors.


Pheasant numbers jump up in southwestern Minnesota

Published on September 5, 2023

Outside southwest and west central areas, other areas in pheasant range see declines.


Minnesota DNR encourages deer hunters to make a plan for archery season

Published on September 5, 2023

Once Minnesota’s archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, hunters will be clad in camouflage sitting in tree stand perches or concealed spots on the ground, watching and enjoying time outdoors.


Minnesota DNR offers ways to learn about new outdoor activities this fall

Published on September 5, 2023

Registration open for new sessions of the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 5

Published on September 5, 2023

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


Minnesota DNR to offer free entrance to state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, Sept. 9

Published on August 31, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, Sept. 9.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Moon Lake in Douglas County

Published on August 31, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Moon Lake, near Brandon in Douglas County.


Starry Stonewort confirmed in Clearwater Lake in Wright County

Published on August 28, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Clearwater Lake, near Annandale in Wright County.


Minnesota DNR invites deer hunters to share wildlife observations

Published on August 28, 2023

Observations help broaden understanding of deer and other Minnesota animals.


Minnesota DNR seeks applications for advisory committees

Published on August 28, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recruiting new members to serve on key advisory groups related to Minnesota’s natural heritage, aquatic invasive species, outdoor recreation, and Lake Superior Coastal Program.


DNR stocks heritage brook trout in southeast Minnesota

Published on August 28, 2023

Effort to reintroduce these fish goes back nearly 20 years.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Aug. 28

Published on August 28, 2023

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


Well sampling planned in St. Louis County for Groundwater Atlas

Published on August 24, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will collect water samples from about 180 wells in St. Louis County for use in the development of a Groundwater Atlas of St. Louis County.


Starry stonewort confirmed in Long Lake in Hubbard County

Published on August 24, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Long Lake, near Park Rapids in Hubbard County.


Minnesota DNR focuses on lesser-known native fish at the State Fair fish pond

Published on August 24, 2023

Agency also asking for public opinion in online questionnaire.


Minnesota DNR reminds waterfowl hunters to watch for wild ricers during early teal season

Published on August 22, 2023

Shooting restrictions are in place near wild rice beds open to wild rice harvest on Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation.


Hunters asked not to shoot ear-tagged, radio-collared research bears

Published on August 21, 2023

Collared bears provide important management data.

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