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March 29, 2017
Crow Wing State Park was conducting a controlled burn Tuesday. Motorists driving south of Brainerd may have seen smoke billowing above the tree line.
Jennifer Stockinger/Brainerd Dispatch
Spring is here and so are burning restrictions
20 hours 24 min ago
March 21, 2017
An angler holds a good-sized walleye caught on Mille Lacs Lake in July 2013. (News Tribune file photo)
UPDATE: Catch-and-release only, 21-day July closure in store for summer Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing
March 21, 2017 - 9:13pm
March 12, 2017
A rainbow trout slips through the grasp of technician James Stone of Peterson State Fish Hatchery after being freed from the shallows of Square Lake, where 2,000 of the fish were released in May Township on Thursday October 20, 2011. The Minnesota DNR is stocking metro area lakes to allow anglers to be able to catch trout nearby. (Pioneer Press: Richard Marshall)
Be prepared to fish all year long
March 12, 2017 - 7:02am
March 9, 2017
The bald eagles featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' EagleCam have their first chick of 2017. The egg hatched today Thursday, March 9, and the second egg has a pip (scientific term for the hole the chick makes with its egg tooth on the end of its beak) that is getting larger. Mn DNR EagleCam.
First eaglet of 2017 arrives on Mn DNR's EagleCam
March 9, 2017 - 2:27pm
March 7, 2017
Crash sends Emily man to hospital
March 7, 2017 - 11:14pm
Mille Lacs Lake advisory committee meets March 10
March 7, 2017 - 10:14pm
Tom Landwehr, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Guest Opinion: Minnesota state parks and trails need a boost from users, taxpayers
March 7, 2017 - 11:52am
March 2, 2017
Roxann Eischens and grandson Tyler hold four cubs with the sedated mother black bear on land north of Park Rapids, Minn., in the Two Inlets area. Submitted photo.
Minnesota family reports black bear den, helps DNR with research
March 2, 2017 - 3:35pm
February 27, 2017
Catch and release returning to Mille Lacs for open water season
February 27, 2017 - 10:54pm
February 25, 2017
Area residents and landowners share ideas on what should be addressed within the statewide deer plan at an input meeting Tuesday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. 
Michael Johnson/Brainerd Dispatch
Deer Plan: Locals share hopes for state's herd management
February 25, 2017 - 6:23pm
February 19, 2017
Steer clear of soft forest roads
February 19, 2017 - 9:45pm
January 27, 2017
A youth and adult take part in flyfishing.Minnesota DNR photo
Outdoor Notes: FatBike race coming soon
January 27, 2017 - 10:24pm
January 6, 2017
Outdoor Notes
January 6, 2017 - 6:08pm
December 2, 2016
Hautala speaks at National Bicycle Tourism Conference
December 2, 2016 - 11:01pm
November 3, 2016
Mike Kurre (left), mentoring coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, welcomes Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday at Breezy Point Resort for the Minnesota Governor's Deer Opener. Activities were planned for the day with a "Welcome to Camp" dinner Thursday night. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch  Gallery and Video
Deer Opener: Warm weather, improved deer herd awaits hunters
November 3, 2016 - 9:54pm