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DNR use air, ground resources to extinguish grass fire
When Jody Hinrichs arrived home Monday after work, he walked in the door and heard an aircraft fly by. He went outside on his deck off Crow Wing County Road 45, southeast of Brainerd, to see what was going on. He saw a helicopter carrying water, then an aircraft dropping red fire...
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April 27, 2015
Minnesota state parks and trails launch new statewide geocaching challenge
A new statewide geocaching adventure is underway after getting a start on Earth Day. Camouflaged containers are hidden and waiting to be discovered throughout the state - at 74 of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas and at seven state trails. The clues to their exact whereabouts...
April 27, 2015 - 9:31pm
April 23, 2015
DNR makes decision on Northshore Mining expansion
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) determined the environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) process for a proposed expansion at the Peter Mitchell Mine near Babbitt in northeastern Minnesota has provided adequate information on potential environmental effects. The DNR's decision,...
April 23, 2015 - 7:38pm
Funds pledged to realize master plan for Cuyuna mountain bike trails
In a letter and in testimony before a House committee, Erika Rivers, director of Minnesota State Parks and Trails, publicly stated the Department of Natural Resources would use $600,000 of their appropriation to develop and expand the mountain bike trail system within the Cuyuna Country...
April 23, 2015 - 7:37pm
April 16, 2015
Fire flares up near Hackensack
Crews from the Minnesota DNR and Hackensack Fire Department work to soak and smother hot spots from a roadside fire on the Lower Ten Mile Lake Road (Cass County Road 6) about 2 miles north of Hackensack Wednesday evening. Several structures, including a home and garage were threatened....
April 16, 2015 - 9:15am
April 14, 2015
Camp Ripley responded to wildfire Tuesday
Camp Ripley's Fire Department responded Tuesday to a wildfire on the northern section of the camp. "Camp Ripley's fire department has responded to the fire, as well as officials from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources," said Maj. John Donovan, public affairs officer for...
April 14, 2015 - 7:13pm
Bike Crew dominates DNR parks and trails volunteering
CROSBY - Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew dominates when it comes to volunteering. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), 6,154 volunteers contributed their time and energy to maintaining, cleaning, hosting, teaching, and more within Minnesota's state...
April 14, 2015 - 10:10am
Mowing suspected culprit in grass fire
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a grass fire at 1:59 p.m. Monday on Butternut Road in Brainerd. Firefighters and the DNR extinguished the fire that burned about a quarter of an acre. It was reported that the fire may have been caused by someone who was mowing the power line...
April 14, 2015 - 9:16am
April 10, 2015
DNR bands eagle chicks
Two eagle chicks, a male and female, familiar to Minnesotans from the Nongame DNR Eagle cam, were banded Friday morning. The chicks are now wearing bands from the U.S. Banding Lab and will be registered there.
April 10, 2015 - 8:54pm
Firefighters warn of use of drones near wildfires
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has requested that operators of unmanned aircraft stay at least five miles away from wildfires to create a safe environment for firefighting aircraft and crew. The DNR, in a release Thursday, said they use helicopters and...
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April 10, 2015 - 2:17pm
April 8, 2015
One, Uno, En, Yksi: Mille Lacs walleye limit reduced to one
Mille Lacs Lake anglers will be able to keep one walleye 19- to 21-inches long or one over 28 inches when fishing opens on May 9, and an extended night fishing closure will again be in effect beginning the Monday after the opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported...
April 8, 2015 - 10:12am
April 3, 2015
Lower Hay grass fire could have been worse, officials say
A grass fire threatening homes near Lower Hay Lake was quickly extinguished by the Pequot Lakes Fire Department Friday afternoon, but not before it destroyed a storage shed. Brian Evenson, second assistant chief, said lighter winds compared to Thursday's gusts up to 38 mph helped...
April 3, 2015 - 8:55pm
April 2, 2015
High fire danger conditions produce multiple wildfires
The red flag warning in the Brainerd lakes area was no lie Thursday. Low humidity combined with the 38 mph wind gusts kept area firefighters and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) foresters hopping as multiple grass fires broke out. The largest fire was reported...
April 2, 2015 - 7:08pm
DNR transitions to FireBoss to fight wildfires
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will use a new firefighting aircraft, the FireBoss, during the 2015 fire season. The state...
April 2, 2015 - 5:26pm
March 30, 2015
Grass fire burns 15 acres south of Brainerd
A grass fire took off quickly late Monday morning, burning around 15 acres of property off 50th Avenue south of Brainerd. Motorists traveling near the Highway 371 Bypass could see the smoke in the sky as they drove by the area. The fire was reported at 11:01 a.m. Brainerd firefighters...
March 30, 2015 - 11:04pm