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December 20, 2017
Survey shows frustration with DNR
Minnesota lake association leaders say they donate millions of dollars and volunteer hours each year caring for lakes, yet the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources doesn't take them seriously. In a statewide survey, their comments reflect frustration and alarm over the spread...
December 20, 2017 - 7:59am
December 2, 2017
Snowmobile safety for kids
Brown ground will not stop instructors from teaching kids about snowmobile safety. "We're doing it snow or no snow," said Sonya Anderson, one of the volunteer instructors. "We can put wheels on them." Kids ages 11 to 15 can sign up for safety training Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Runestone...
December 2, 2017 - 12:43pm
November 29, 2017
NWS warns of fire danger in central Minn. lakes area
BRAINERD, Minn.—The National Weather Service, based out of Duluth, sent out a warning Wednesday, Nov. 29, of increased risk of fire in...
November 29, 2017 - 4:46pm
'As high as I've ever seen it:' Two lakes reached record highs in October
Richard Wagner uses a gauge to measure lake levels, but he could just as well use his dock. This summer, water was so high that boaters were able to lower their motors just 15 feet out from shore, said Wagner, the owner of Shady Creek Resort between Moses and Aaron lakes in northwestern...
November 29, 2017 - 9:46am
September 28, 2017
Zebra mussels confirmed in Grant County's Elk Lake
Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Elk Lake near Hoffman in Grant County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. The...
September 28, 2017 - 3:49pm
September 25, 2017
With higher deer population, Minn. wolf numbers jump 25 percent
DULUTH — Minnesota's wolf population jumped 25 percent in the past year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Monday, Sept....
September 25, 2017 - 5:34pm
September 10, 2017
DNR: Minnesota bear harvest down a bit, and that's good
DULUTH — Minnesota's bear harvest is down from last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. But some bear guides...
September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
August 30, 2017
Big project to begin at Lake Osakis access
The public access on Lake Osakis will close on Tuesday, Sept. 5 for several weeks to allow for reconstruction, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The project includes the addition of an aquatic invasive species boat inspection and cleaning area, and new bituminous...
August 30, 2017 - 8:59am
August 25, 2017
Carp removal a solution nobody wants to pay for on Lake Winona
There are some very happy carp these days, poking around in Lake Winona's shallow waters. They take part of the blame for a lake so yucky that...
August 25, 2017 - 11:10am
August 13, 2017
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
DULUTH — The number of Minnesota small-game hunters dropped last fall compared to 2015, continuing a steady trend, the Minnesota Department...
August 13, 2017 - 6:00am
July 14, 2017
Letter: Why can't seniors fish for free?
To the editor: What has the Department of Natural Resources done the last two decades besides collect license fees, and pass out tickets which collect more money? Thirty-five or 40 years ago persons over 65 were allowed to fish for free. A fishing buddy once owned a bait shop and...
July 14, 2017 - 4:24pm
May 25, 2017
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
Editor's note: The following item was written by Mike Kurre, Department of Natural Resources mentoring program coordinator and appeared in the Minnesota DNR News email that the Echo Press receives each week. I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The...
May 25, 2017 - 6:26am
May 10, 2017
An officer shortage: DNR enters opener down 25 COs statewide
Alexandria conservation officer Mitch Lawler will drop his boat into the water for the Minnesota fishing opener Saturday morning and head out...
May 10, 2017 - 12:06am
May 4, 2017
DNR adds more dogs to sniff out zebra mussels as efforts ramp up
DULUTH, MINN.—"Brady" looks like any other law enforcement officer of his rank — an eager, aggressive disposition, a long snout...
May 4, 2017 - 8:21pm
March 19, 2017
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
DULUTH, Minn.—The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental...
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am