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July 5, 2019
News briefs
July 5, 2019 - 8:24am
June 26, 2019
This bear was spotted by a bird feeder across from the public access on the west side of Lake Carlos near Luther Crest Bible Camp. (Contributed)
An Echo Press Editorial: Tips for avoiding bear conflicts
June 26, 2019 - 10:21am
June 21, 2019
This bear was spotted across from the public access on the west side of Lake Carlos near Luther Crest Bible Camp. (Contributed)
Here a bear, there a bear
June 21, 2019 - 10:11am
May 15, 2019
John Kamphake, owner of JJ's Co. Excavating in Parkers Prairie, chips away at a football field-sized bog that lodged against the southeastern shore of Lake Miltona. The DNR granted special permission to use heavy equipment in the lake. (Karen Tolkkinen / Echo Press)
'Once-in-a-lifetime bog': Crew removes football field-sized mass of cattails from beach
May 15, 2019 - 6:26am
April 23, 2019
DNR commissioner Sarah Strommen
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
April 23, 2019 - 8:30am
March 15, 2019
Four moose photographed during the Minnesota DNR's 2019 winter survey conducted in January. These moose were in the Pagami Creek fire area that burned in a 2011 wildfire, creating perfect moose habitat. (Photo by Mike Schrage)
Minnesota moose holding their own
March 15, 2019 - 8:46am
January 22, 2019
New DNR commissioner Sarah Strommen with a walleye caught during the open-water season. Strommen is taking over the top spot in the DNR after Tom Landwehr held the position since 2011. (Photo from the Minnesota DNR)
New DNR commissioner talks challenges, priorities as she takes over
January 22, 2019 - 10:00am
December 23, 2018
Commentary: Nothing gained from encounter with DNR
December 23, 2018 - 10:48am
October 9, 2018
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 1, 2018
Paid Political Letter: The facts about Franson and lead bullets
October 1, 2018 - 8:00am
September 19, 2018
Courtney Blinn, right, shows off a hiking shoe damaged by a bear in Minnesota's Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. Blinn and Damon Pautzke, left, had to run from the bear. Forum News Serviceplay button
Bear scares hikers: Couple says black bear followed them as they fled
September 19, 2018 - 4:42pm
August 24, 2018
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Nude dudes make waves mooning pontoons on north-central Minnesota lake
August 24, 2018 - 7:56pm
August 23, 2018
National Guard helping fight state forest wildfire in northwest Minnesota
August 23, 2018 - 4:39pm
August 6, 2018
Zebra mussels found from Amelia Lake in Pope County, just south of Alexandria. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR)
DNR report: Zebra mussels found in Amelia Lake of Pope County
August 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
May 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Be smart on the water
May 30, 2018 - 9:28am