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Audit shows lax enforcement on elk, deer farm rules in Minnesota
3 hours 59 sec ago
April 9, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has unveiled a new deer management plan, which establishes an annual statewide harvest target of 200,000 deer. Forum News Service file photoplay button
Minnesota DNR sets annual harvest goal of 200,000 deer
April 9, 2018 - 2:03pm
April 8, 2018
A deer hunter walks to her deer stand on a Minnesota deer hunting opener. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is expected to unveil a new deer management plan this week. File photo / Forum News Service
Minnesota deer management plan due out this week
April 8, 2018 - 6:20am
April 5, 2018
Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasive species that can cause problems on lakes by attaching to boat motors and boat hulls, docks, lifts, rocks and swimming areas. They can also clog irrigation intakes and other pipes. Submitted photo
Strategy for fighting invasive species: Slow the spread
April 5, 2018 - 6:14pm
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Senior Climatologist Kenneth Blumenfeld talks about climate change, history and projections with his “Climate Chaos in Minnesota” presentation at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday, April 4. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
'Warmer,' 'wetter,' 'extreme rainfall' trending in Minnesota: Climate change presentation at CLC raises concerns
April 5, 2018 - 3:13pm
March 31, 2018
Judge upholds ruling on White Bear Lake water levels: DNR's request for new trial rejected
March 31, 2018 - 9:03am
March 27, 2018
A rotting beam and disintegrating shingles illustrate the need to replace the roof on the historic water tower and latrine building in Jay Cooke State Park. Built by the CCC in 1934, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Jay Cooke State Park facilities 'in crisis'
March 27, 2018 - 7:31pm
CLC to host DNR climate seminar
March 27, 2018 - 1:30pm
March 25, 2018
A Kamloops rainbow trout angler fishes at sunrise near the mouth of the French River. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided to discontinue raising Kamloops rainbows for stocking in Lake Superior. File photo / Forum News Service
Last rites for loyal Lake Superior 'loopers
March 25, 2018 - 6:15am
March 23, 2018
Feeding bans in central and north-central Minnesota are precautionary and were put in place surrounding two farms where multiple captive deer were infected with chronic wasting disease. Testing of hunter-harvested deer in these areas in fall 2017 did not detect CWD in the wild, but surveillance efforts will continue until the disease is not detected for three consecutive years. The bans remain in place through February 2019. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Deer feeding bans continue in 16 Minnesota counties
March 23, 2018 - 10:56am
March 22, 2018
Tire tracks reveal the ice beneath a  mantle of snow near the Whipple Beach landing Wednesday, March 21, in Baxter. Farther out, several vehicles were parked together on the lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Ice safety, snowstorms - all part of March
March 22, 2018 - 3:00am
March 12, 2018
A cluster of zebra mussels sits on a navagation buoy that was pulled from Lake Superior by the USCG Cutter Alder. (2006 file photo / Forum News Service)
Zebra mussels double water clarity in Big Winnie: DNR calls meeting to talk about future of walleye fishery
March 12, 2018 - 6:05am
March 11, 2018
Outdoor Notes for March 11
March 11, 2018 - 6:30am
March 10, 2018
The move toward new regulations was a response to anglers' concerns about the over-abundance of hammer-handle pike in much of central to north-central Minnesota; the low numbers of pike present in southern waters; and a desire to protect large pike in the northeastern part of the state. PineandLakes.com Illustration
New northern pike regulations coming for 2018 fishing opener
March 10, 2018 - 7:00am
March 4, 2018
A steelhead attempts to leap a set of falls on the Knife River. Forum News Service file photo
Minn. DNR considers new rainbow trout management options
March 4, 2018 - 6:00am