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Avoid holiday tragedy by talking with kids about ice safety

Published on November 22, 2022

A pre-Thanksgiving cold snap means some lakes and ponds across Minnesota are beginning to freeze. However, this ice isn’t safe to walk on and the water underneath is dangerously cold.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Nov. 21

Published on November 21, 2022

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


Free entrance to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Friday, Nov. 25

Published on November 17, 2022

Minnesotans encouraged to explore outdoors with friends, family over holiday weekend.


Chronic wasting disease suspected in a wild deer in the Bemidji area for the first time

Published on November 14, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received preliminary test results indicating the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild white-tailed deer in the Bemidji area.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Nov. 14

Published on November 14, 2022

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


DNR announces online land sale

Published on November 10, 2022

Public lands for sale in Itasca, St. Louis and Wadena counties.


Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers can harvest one walleye starting Dec. 1

Published on November 10, 2022

Fall assessment shows walleye population is abundant enough to sustain some harvest.


Informational meeting scheduled on management of Clear Lake in Sibley County

Published on November 10, 2022

DNR fisheries managers are investigating the use of drawdowns on Clear Lake, a shallow lake near Gibbon. An informational meeting is planned for Nov. 22 in Gibbon.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Nov. 7

Published on November 7, 2022

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


Burning restrictions issued

Published on November 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning due to increased wildfire risk from dry conditions across much of Minnesota.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Shetek in Murray County

Published on October 31, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Lake Shetek, near Currie in Murray County.


2023 invasive aquatic plant management grant applications open Nov. 10

Published on October 31, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers grants to lake associations and other groups for invasive aquatic plant management projects.


DNR certifies new catch-and-release state record for muskie

Published on October 31, 2022

An angler caught and released a new Minnesota state record muskellunge on Mille Lacs Lake.


DNR proposes classifying 13 invasive plants, animals as prohibited to protect Minnesota’s resources and economy

Published on October 31, 2022

The action would expand environmental protections.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Oct. 31

Published on October 31, 2022

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


DNR seeks input on Otter and Cloquet rivers walleye regulation proposal

Published on October 28, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for input on a proposed walleye fishing regulation change for sections of the Otter and Cloquet rivers in St. Louis County.


Hunting safety begins with personal responsibility

Published on October 28, 2022

With many hunting seasons underway, and about 400,000 hunters set to converge on the state’s fields and woods for the Nov. 5 firearms deer opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters there’s no such thing as a successful hunt if it isn’t safe.


Temporary off-highway vehicle trail closures for deer season begin Nov. 5

Published on October 28, 2022

Recreational use of off-highway vehicles will be restricted on some state forest trails and access routes during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations change for winter season

Published on October 25, 2022

Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed in possession.


CWD sampling occurring in deer permit areas 110, 184, 197 and 169

Published on October 24, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is conducting CWD sampling in the CWD surveillance zone that includes deer permit areas 110, 184, 197 and the portion of DPA 169 west of Minnesota Highway 6.


DNR certifies a state record hybrid sunfish

Published on October 24, 2022

An angler caught a one pound 12-ounce hybrid sunfish from Green Lake in Kandiyohi County that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified as tying the weight-based state record.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Oct. 24

Published on October 24, 2022

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


Zebra mussels confirmed in Smith Lake in Douglas County, West Rabbit Lake in Crow Wing County

Published on October 20, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Smith Lake, near Nelson in Douglas County, and in West Rabbit Lake, near Cuyuna in Crow Wing County.


DNR grants help children get outside, begin a lifetime of outdoor experiences

Published on October 20, 2022

Apply through Dec. 7 for funding aimed at increasing outdoor experiences, education and stewardship.


Three Rivers Park District to host 2022 Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener

Published on October 18, 2022

Today, Governor Tim Walz, Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and Three Rivers Park District, announced details for the 2022 Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener.