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July 7, 2019
Minnesota's statewide ruffed grouse drumming counts are similar to last year, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday, July 1, reporting results from spring breeding count surveys. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Minnesota spring ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed counts similar to last year, DNR says
July 7, 2019 - 8:12am
July 2, 2019
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Minnesota DNR to increase patrols for intoxicated boaters on 4th of July weekend
July 2, 2019 - 9:09am
May 22, 2019
Scott Muhm, a fisheries specialist with the DNR hatchery in Park Rapids, explains the process of raising 60 million baby walleye. He uses suction to remove dead walleye eggs from a hatching jar. “We treat them daily, and we also siphon a lot because, just like anything else, a few dead eggs will turn rotten and wreck the rest of them,” he said.
Hatchery is an 'important tool' for area fisheries
May 22, 2019 - 9:00am
April 27, 2019
A smoldering brush pile from last December reignited on Thursday and spread over one acre, according to the Park Rapids Fire Department. (Shannon Geisen/Enterprise)
'Extreme fire danger': Spring burning restrictions begin as Park Rapids firefighters tackle grass fires
April 27, 2019 - 10:00am
April 24, 2019
Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of DNR officer
April 24, 2019 - 2:22pm
April 19, 2019
Sarah Strommen, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
April 19, 2019 - 6:12pm
April 15, 2019
Invasive silver carp. Courtesy Minnesota DNR
DNR confirms invasive silver carp on St. Croix River
April 15, 2019 - 5:03pm
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 11, 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 wildlfire, creating perfect moose habitat. Photo by Mike Schrage
Minnesota moose holding their own
March 11, 2019 - 5:46pm
Zebra mussels on a piece of pipe taken from an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR on Monday, March 11, confirmed zebra mussel larvae have been found in Upper red Lake. Forum News Service file photo.
DNR finds zebra mussel larvae in Upper Red Lake
March 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
February 25, 2019
Darren Troseth, left, of Jordan, Minn., and his fishing companion, John Kimble, pulled this 78-inch sturgeon through the ice from the St. Croix River near Bayport, Minn., on Feb. 9, 2019. The fish, which was released, was measured at 78 inches long and estimated to weigh 120 pounds. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified the fish as a state catch-and-release record. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
DNR confirms 78-inch sturgeon as Minn. record
February 25, 2019 - 8:04pm
January 24, 2019
Doug Franke, area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Thief River Falls, photographed this mule deer buck Jan. 14, north of Thief River Falls. The buck, which appeared physically healthy, was shot by DNR conservation officer Tony Elwell on Jan. 17 after acting disoriented and posing a threat to motorists. Results from lymph node and brain tests are pending. Photo courtesy of Doug Franke, Minnesota DNR
DNR shoots wayward mule deer acting strangely near Thief River Falls
January 24, 2019 - 4:38pm
January 5, 2019
Input sought on Huntersville, Lyons state forest trails
January 5, 2019 - 3:00pm
November 30, 2018
Most of the state’s snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Department of Natural Resources. (Enterprise file photo)
Snowmobile trails still need more snow, cold temperatures
November 30, 2018 - 8:00am
November 19, 2018
Matthew Swanson's 45¼- inch northern pike from the Rainy River is Minnesota's new catch-and-release pike record. Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR
Northern pike caught months earlier now holds Minnesota record
November 19, 2018 - 2:51pm