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National Day of Prayer observed
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Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Kathleen Rose Kaar
Dennis Douglas Pearson
Richard "Dick" H. Hodgson
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Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Hardware Hank's is Official Barbie Trade-In Headquarters
Commentary: Reforms protect your water and your wallet
Letter: Pray for persecuted Christians
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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September 2, 2016
DNR report: Walk-in lands open Sept. 1
Beginning Sept. 1, hunters can access 23,500 acres of private land across 46 counties in western and south-central Minnesota through the Walk-In Access program. "Hunters tell us that finding land to hunt is their biggest challenge," said Scott Roemhildt, Walk-In Access coordinator...
September 2, 2016 - 10:32am
February 12, 2016
Johanson named Conservation Officer of the Year
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently named Conservation Officer (CO) Jeff Johanson of Osakis as the Officer of the Year. This prestigious...
February 12, 2016 - 2:40pm
November 24, 2015
Help yard trees survive the winter
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends taking steps to help yard trees survive the winter. "Make sure your trees are healthy when winter arrives by taking action now," said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. "When conditions are dry, soak...
November 24, 2015 - 12:00am
July 10, 2015
Be patient – here’s your boat launch etiquette briefing
Vehicles on land dictate who’s next to launch or load
July 10, 2015 - 12:00am
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...
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"...
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