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    Ban on night fishing on Mille Lacs ends July 21

    The ban on night fishing on Mille Lacs Lake will end at 10 p.m. July 21, the Minnesota DNR announced Monday. The DNR's announcement came less than an hour after three District 10 lawmakers issued a news release calling for an end to the ban. Rep. Joe ...

    Morrison County no-wake zones declared

    Recently, the Commissioner of Natural Resources approved that local units of government, including counties, may enact a 30-day temporary no-wake zone. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners met recently to discuss the DNR approval and address the con ...

    Morrison County no-wake zones declared

    Recently, the Commissioner of Natural Resources approved that local units of government, including counties, may enact a 30-day temporary no-wake zone. The Morrison County Board of Commissioners met recently to discuss the DNR approval and address the con ...

    Outdoor Notes

    Fort Ridgely State Park campground, horse camp and trails temporarily closed due to flooding Effective immediately, the campgrounds, horse camp and trails at Fort Ridgely State Park near Fairfax have been closed due to flooding, according to the Minnesota ...

    DNR Question of the week: How many life jackets?

    Q: How many life jackets do I need in my boat, and am I required to wear one? A: A readily accessible U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket is required for each person on all boats including canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. A Type IV throwable de ...

    DNR’s Trail Ambassador program to the rescue

    It was a memorable Memorial Day for Donna Boos and Michelle Ertz of Dubuque, Iowa. The sisters were hiking on the Paul Bunyan Trail near Walker, but took a side trail that brought them on to the Round Lake Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail System when they ...

    Smokey Bear's Birthday

    Isaac Martin leans out from his aunt Barb Martin's arms to get to Smokey Bear Saturday during the DNR air tanker base open house and Smokey Bear's 70th birthday party. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch) ...

    Free admission to state parks June 14

    The Minnesota DNR will waive the requirement for a vehicle permit ($5 one-day or $25 year-round) and provide free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 14, in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. ...

    Free admission to state parks June 14

    The Minnesota DNR will waive the requirement for a vehicle permit ($5 one-day or $25 year-round) and provide free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 14, in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. ...

    Smokey Bear's 70th birthday party set Saturday

    Smokey Bear is turning 70 and celebrating at the Brainerd DNR Tanker Base Saturday. The tanker base is on Highway 210 east of Brainerd, a half-mile east of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport entrance. The birthday event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is ...

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