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2014 Farm Bill crops education seminars offered
Minnesota Grown Directory seeks new members
Funding secured for water quality initiative
Potato growers invited to hearing on check-off fees January 23
Winter garden college planned
Jody Hanson promoted within Lakes Newspaper Group
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October 28, 2013
Top 10 list of hunting violations in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a list of the top 10 hunting- related violations in 2012. Most citations and warnings were written for trespass. According to the DNR, a person may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land for outdoor recreation...
October 28, 2013 - 10:42am
August 30, 2013
DNR question of the week
Question: Are there statewide rules about where I can place my dock? Answer: Statewide rules do not specify where a dock needs to be placed. However, there are a few rules to keep in mind. You need to own or control the land from which your dock originates, avoid posted fish spawning...
news / state
August 30, 2013 - 9:00am
August 25, 2013
Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Clear Lake near Watkins
Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Clear Lake near the town of Watkins in northern Meeker County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. An initial discovery was made by DNR Fisheries specialists on the west side of the lake. A plant sample was...
August 25, 2013 - 7:46am
DNR: Don't power-load at public accesses
As summer progresses and lake water levels drop, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds boaters using public accesses to check ramp conditions before launching any boat and to refrain from "power loading." Power loading is a phrase that describes using the motor thrust...
August 25, 2013 - 7:42am
August 24, 2013
Pheasant stamp contest begins soon
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2014 pheasant stamp contest from Monday, Sept. 9, until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Artists are prohibited from using any photographic product as part of their finished entries. Any entry that...
August 24, 2013 - 7:44am
DNR updates state list of endangered, threatened, special concern species
A state list first established nearly 30 years ago to highlight and help protect plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Minnesota has received its first official update since 1996. Following a series of five public hearings, an 86-day comment period and review by an administrative...
August 24, 2013 - 7:39am
August 23, 2013
DNR question of the week: Ash trees producing seed; is this weather related?
Question: The ash trees in my yard are producing a lot of seeds this year, more than in previous years. How unusual is this? Is it weather related? Answer: Trees produce large amounts of seed for a couple of reasons. Trees under stress from drought, soil compaction, or planting "off-site"...
news / state
August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
August 22, 2013
Carcass of leaping Asian carp found on Mississippi River near Winona
The carcass of a silver carp - the kind that leaps from the water when disturbed - was found recently on a dam abutment just north of Winona, the furthest upstream a silver carp has been discovered in the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 22, 2013 - 11:26am
August 20, 2013
Why are ash trees producing so many seeds this year?
Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' "Question of the Week." Question: The ash trees in my yard are producing lots of seeds this year, more than in previous years. How unusual is this? Is it weather related? Answer: Trees produce large amounts...
August 20, 2013 - 7:47am
Public invited to comment on experimental fishing regulations
Reviews of existing or newly proposed regulations on 22 lakes for walleye, yellow perch, largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish and muskellunge will be the subject of seven public meetings conducted across the state in the coming weeks by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The...
August 20, 2013 - 7:41am
August 19, 2013
How does state determine pheasant numbers?
Editor's note: The following is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' "Question of the Week" column. Question: The DNR is in the process of determining the abundance of pheasants in the state's pheasant range. How is this number determined? Answer: Since 1955, the Minnesota...
August 19, 2013 - 3:21pm
August 18, 2013
Nursery seedlings on sale
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) state forest nurseries are now accepting orders for April and May seedling pickup or delivery in 2014. Millions of seedlings are available for 2014 planting season, including 21 species of native bareroot trees and shrubs grown from...
August 18, 2013 - 12:26pm
Deer licenses now on sale; lottery applications due Sept. 5
Deer hunting licenses are now available for purchase. Hunters who want an either-sex deer or special hunt permit for the coming season must apply by Thursday, Sept. 5, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Hunters should carefully review the list of lottery areas,...
August 18, 2013 - 11:18am
August 17, 2013
DNR seeks designs for Minnesota's 2014 migratory waterfowl stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) 2014 waterfowl stamp from Monday, Aug. 19, through 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. The Canada goose is the only eligible species for depiction on the 2014 Minnesota Waterfowl Stamp. Other waterfowl...
August 17, 2013 - 3:19pm
DNR asks: 'Are you doing your part to stop spread of AIS on lakes?'
A watercraft inspector with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspects a boat exiting a lake and finds aquatic invasive species (AIS) attached. DNR officials say it's a scenario they experience far too often in their efforts to curb the spread of AIS. "DNR and its...
August 17, 2013 - 10:15am