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November 28, 2016
Crow Wing County: Lessard-Sams seeks legal action against Crow Wing County
The potential for legal action against Crow Wing County looms following a request by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council of the Minnesota...
November 28, 2016 - 7:43pm
October 23, 2016
Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on area lakes
Recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee is anticipated to open on several Schedule I Lakes in the Grand Rapids fisheries work area beginning in late October, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Schedule I Lakes, which are more susceptible to sudden...
October 23, 2016 - 8:54pm
October 22, 2016
CO Report: Nuisance beaver causing havoc
CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) monitored waterfowl hunting activity, sport fishing, and followed up on big game investigations. A nuisance beaver has been causing havoc for some cabin goers and dropping trees on the public water access. An over limit complaint was received and investigated...
October 22, 2016 - 6:11pm
October 6, 2016
Reader Opinion: Deer population comes with cost
About 18 or 19 months ago the Minnesota DNR had a report in the Brainerd Dispatch that they wanted to increase the deer herd by 20 percent in some hunting zones and 50 percent in other zones. At that time I wondered at what cost and impact this would have on all citizens. On Sept....
October 6, 2016 - 5:38pm
August 8, 2016
Fisheries Advisory Committee to meet Aug. 23
The next meeting of the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee will take place 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, at Izatys Resort, 40005 85th Ave in Onamia, a release from the Department of Natural Resources said. Discussion will focus on lower portions of the food web and ecological systems...
August 8, 2016 - 6:44pm
July 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Muskies and politics
The decision by the DNR to stock muskies in Gull, regardless of the lack of public support, is indicative of their politicized agenda. Their actions have absolutely nothing to do with what the taxpayers want. They have a goal that they cannot accomplish through normal, lawful channels:...
July 29, 2016 - 5:58pm
July 28, 2016
Reader Opinion: Do something about bears
This is my observation of the bear situation in Baxter, or thereabouts. There have been several sightings and all that was done is take pictures and try to scare them away. Why not capture them and transport them to a forest away from populated areas? "No," just leave them to come...
July 28, 2016 - 5:40pm
July 25, 2016
DNR confirms zebra mussels in Lake Osakis: Otter Tail County lake also affected
OSAKIS—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties. On Wednesday, DNR invasive species staff conducted dive and shoreline searches to investigate reported zebra mussel veligers, or larvae, in Lake Osakis....
July 25, 2016 - 10:45pm
July 18, 2016
Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee meets Tuesday
The Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee will meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Garrison City Hall, 27069 Central St. in Garrison, a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announcement said. Discussion at the July meeting will include updates on the ongoing hooking mortality...
July 18, 2016 - 5:51pm
May 23, 2016
Calls send out firefighters
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to two calls Saturday and three on Friday, but there were no calls Sunday and Monday morning. Firefighters responded Friday to two fire alarm calls reported at the same time where they were canceled en route. The calls came in at 1:55 p.m. and...
May 23, 2016 - 6:19pm
May 13, 2016
USCG Auxiliary Boating Safety Class
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a boating safety class 6 p.m., June 6 and June 13, at Gander Mountain in Baxter. Successful completion requires attendance both nights. Participants wanting a certificate and card will complete a test at the end of the second...
May 13, 2016 - 7:08pm
April 15, 2016
DNR fisheries summer fieldwork schedule for Aitkin area lakes The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Aitkin area fisheries staff has announced the assessment schedule for the 2016 field season. The DNR conducts fisheries surveys and assessments on a regular basis to monitor...
April 15, 2016 - 11:19pm
Expanded spring turkey season now open
Some 42,000 hunters are expected to hunker down in search of a tom turkey now through the end of May. Thanks to expanded spring turkey hunting opportunities those hunters can spend more time searching, according to a Minnesota DNR release. "We're looking forward to this season when...
April 15, 2016 - 11:19pm
April 7, 2016
Live bait will be allowed on Mille Lacs Lake starting with opener
All Mille Lacs Lake anglers will be able to fish with live bait when the season opens Saturday, May 14. "This year's Mille Lacs regulation will not include a live bait restriction due to feedback from anglers and stakeholders," said Don Pereira, fisheries section chief for the Minnesota...
April 7, 2016 - 8:56pm
March 11, 2016
Wild Game Dinner and fundraiser March 20 Lakeshore Conservation Club is holding their fifth annual Wild Game Dinner and Fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. March 20 at the Grand View Lodge Gull Lake Center. Games, raffles and silent auction will take place with dinner starting at 5 p.m. Seating...
March 11, 2016 - 11:49pm