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April 28, 2019
The orange counties, including Douglas, are rated as very high fire danger as of Sunday, while the yellow counties are in high fire danger.
Fire danger upgraded to very high
April 28, 2019 - 11:45am
April 23, 2019
Update: Burning restrictions issued for area counties
April 23, 2019 - 11:51am
DNR commissioner Sarah Strommen
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
April 23, 2019 - 8:30am
March 13, 2019
Minnesota Conservation Officer Kipp Duncan and Hi-Banks Resort owner Tim Wagner examine a fish house whose owner has talked to Wagner about hiring someone to remove it from Fish Lake. The house is at least two miles via ice road from Hi-Banks, Wagner said. Ice houses have to be off area lakes by Monday. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
All permanent shelters must be off northern Minnesota lakes by Monday
March 13, 2019 - 7:12pm
March 8, 2019
This mule deer buck, shot Jan. 17 north of Thief River Falls after authorities determined its strange behavior posed a risk to motorists along U.S. Highway 59, has tested positive for brain worm infection. Photo courtesy Doug Franke, Minnesota DNR
Mule deer buck shot by authorities north of TRF had brain worm
March 8, 2019 - 8:09pm
February 20, 2019
A small herd of deer bed down in a wooded area in East Grand Forks last week. (Eric Hylden / Forum News Service)
Wildlife weather the winter
February 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
January 19, 2019
Lake Carlos State Park, approximately 10 miles north of Alexandria, was the second-most popular state park in Minnesota to camp in 2018. (Echo Press file photo)
Now's the time to reserve camping spot: Lake Carlos second-most popular state park to camp
January 19, 2019 - 8:03am
November 14, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sold about 666,000 licenses and permits last year between the firearm, muzzleloader and archery seasons. Hunter success last year was about 35 percent during the firearms season, DNR statistics show.
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
November 14, 2018 - 4:13pm
November 1, 2018
It’s here: Minnesota deer firearms season opens Saturday
November 1, 2018 - 8:56pm
October 15, 2018
Minnesota's youth deer season gets underway Thursday, Oct. 18 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 21 in parts of northwest Minnesota, southeast Minnesota and Twin Cities metro permit area 601. The season is open to 10- to 15-year-old hunters, who must be accompanied by a nonhunting adult 18 years old or older. (Photo/ Minnesota DNR)
Minnesota youth deer season gets underway Thursday
October 15, 2018 - 3:00pm
September 28, 2018
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Moose on the loose in west-central Minnesota
September 28, 2018 - 7:28pm
September 19, 2018
An aerial file photo taken in June of the monstrous bog that broke from the shoreline in October 2017 and landed on the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center’s swimming beach. Forum  News Service file photo
Another bog -- not nearly as big -- floats across same northern Minnesota lake
September 19, 2018 - 9:16pm
August 30, 2018
Starry stonewort invasive algae. Forum News Service file photo
Volunteers search 187 Minnesota lakes, find only one with invasive algae
August 30, 2018 - 4:26pm
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