Weather Forecast


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

May 22, 2019
The 100-foot-tall historic Pequot Lakes fire tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and has been on the National Historic Lookout Register since 1993. The tower is on a 40-acre parcel of land, which was also included in the recent purchase by Crow Wing County of the tower for $1. Echo Journal file photo
Historic Pequot Lakes fire tower plans heat up
May 22, 2019 - 7:00am
May 21, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Checking anglers and over limits common activities - MnDNR CO Reports
May 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
May 19, 2019
Starry stonewort, an aquatic invasive species, found in Cass Lake. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR.
Outdoor Notes for May 19
May 19, 2019 - 11:00am
May 15, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Boat and water safety classes for teens planned
May 15, 2019 - 8:00am
May 14, 2019
A Garrison firefighter battles a brush fire Monday, May 13, near Crust Road and Upper South Long Lake. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also assisted in fighting the blaze. Conditions remain dry with burning restricted. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Firefighters respond to grass fire by Upper South Long
May 14, 2019 - 6:00am
May 13, 2019
ATV riders traverse the Spider Lake trail system in Foot Hills State Forest in Cass County. Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Outdoor Notes for May 13
May 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
May 10, 2019
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch
Sheriff's Corner: ATV season is here, so be sure to ride safe
May 10, 2019 - 10:50am
May 8, 2019
Cass County Board: DNR offers Cass officials an annual report
May 8, 2019 - 10:25am
April 30, 2019
Image from
DNR adds more counties to spring burning restriction list
April 30, 2019 - 3:00am
April 29, 2019
Outdoor Notes for April 28
April 29, 2019 - 12:30am
April 25, 2019
A floating bog, measuring about 50 yards wide, nearly stretches across a channel on Gilbert Lake near Brainerd Wednesday, April 24. The channel connects the main lake with a small shallow bay known as a hotbed for pan fish angling early in the season. Presently all boat traffic except for canoes and kayaks are blocked from accessing the bay. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatch  Video  play button
Blocker of a bog: It's not monstrous, but good sized bog breaks off on Gilbert Lake
April 25, 2019 - 8:27am
April 24, 2019
Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of DNR officer
April 24, 2019 - 2:22pm
April 23, 2019
Firefighters from Nisswa, Mission and  the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fight a brush fire Tuesday, April 23, in Lake Edward Township. Crow Wing County currently is in a low fire danger zone. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video play button
Grass fire season underway: DNR issues burning restrictions
April 23, 2019 - 10:19pm
DNR seeks comments on proposed Cuyuna Country trail development
April 23, 2019 - 9:09am
April 22, 2019
Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
Brainerd, Pillager fire chiefs report several grass fires
April 22, 2019 - 3:00am