I recently heard on a local radio station that “this news segment is brought to you by the Minnesota DNR!”
The DNR spokesman went on to tout the wonderful natural resources of Minnesota, and encouraged listeners to get out on the lakes, etc. This is outrageous!
Since when has the DNR so much extra money that they can get into the advertising business? Have they turned into MPR?
Our tax dollars and license fees fund the activities of the DNR, and they have no business sponsoring anything, especially in these tough economic times. They also have no right to be in the realty business, purchasing islands on public waters and other properties in order to prohibit public use.
Every season we hear the cry that they do not have enough funds to conduct their work and are understaffed in the field, yet the majority of DNR employees reside in offices in St. Paul.
I hope many others will contact our State Legislators to put an end to someone’s idea of responsible spending within the Minnesota DNR. Enough is enough.