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Zebra mussels confirmed in East Leaf Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on October 5, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in East Leaf Lake, near Henning in Otter Tail County.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Oct. 2

Published on October 2, 2023

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


Minnesota DNR accepting comments on final environmental impact statement for Grindstone River Dam removal project

Published on September 26, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments on adequacy of the final Environmental Impact Statement for a proposal to remove the Grindstone River Dam in Hinckley. Comments will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 9.


Prairie chicken and sharp-tailed grouse hunters can help with northwestern Minnesota research

Published on September 25, 2023

Voluntary submission of wing or tail feathers needed for study.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 25

Published on September 25, 2023

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


The role of Minnesota’s public lands in addressing climate change

Published on September 21, 2023

Climate Week and National Public Lands Day are a chance to highlight the value of natural lands as an essential part of our climate solution.


Minnesota DNR celebrates new donation to the Paul Bunyan State Forest for National Public Lands Day

Published on September 21, 2023

More than 2,500 acres of forest, lakes and ponds will be added to the Paul Bunyan State Forest.


Minnesota celebrates Hunting and Fishing Day, National Public Lands Day, and Take a Kid Hunting Weekend

Published on September 21, 2023

Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 23 as Hunting and Fishing Day in Minnesota, coinciding with National Public Lands Day and Take a Kid Hunting Weekend.


With hunting seasons underway, Minnesota DNR K9s focus on protecting people and natural resources

Published on September 19, 2023

As the days turn cooler and hunting seasons kick off, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ K9 Unit’s five teams are preparing to shift their focus to the field.


Minnesota DNR accepting comments on environmental documents for proposed Lake Bronson Dam rehabilitation

Published on September 19, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through Oct. 19 on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet related to the rehabilitation of the Lake Bronson Dam, located within Lake Bronson State Park in Kittson County.


Minnesota DNR invites public comment on Mille Lacs WMA master plan update

Published on September 18, 2023

People interested in the Mille Lacs Wildlife Management Area are invited to share their thoughts with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on a draft update of the WMA’s master plan.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 18

Published on September 18, 2023

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


Starry Stonewort confirmed in Dora Lake in Itasca County

Published on September 14, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of the invasive algae starry stonewort in Dora Lake, near Wirt in Itasca County.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Scandinavian Lake in Pope County

Published on September 14, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Scandinavian Lake, near Terrace in Pope County.


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.

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