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September 1, 2018
Crow Wing County encourages emergency preparedness
September 1, 2018 - 9:30am
August 29, 2018
An osprey feeds its young on a lofty perch in East Gull Lake. Photo by Cis Pecarich
Lofty family
August 29, 2018 - 9:30am
August 25, 2018
Minnesota Master Naturalist Program invites volunteers to serve on National Public Lands Day
August 25, 2018 - 4:30am
August 23, 2018
One teaspoon of road salt permanently pollutes five gallons of water, according to Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Melissa Barrick. Submitted photo
Class to cover winter salt use best practices
August 23, 2018 - 9:23am
August 21, 2018
A water lily blooms Monday, Aug. 20, on Whipple Lake in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Lovely water lily
August 21, 2018 - 2:00am
August 15, 2018
Green Heron looking for a snack near Grand Oaks Drive in Baxter in late July. Cis Pecarich
Looking for a snack
August 15, 2018 - 8:00am
August 12, 2018
A trail camera on a tree monitors one of Sam Hanson’s study areas. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
'Geese police' hoping kayakers can protect wild rice
August 12, 2018 - 7:36am
Paleontologists uncover complete tyrannosaur in Montana
August 12, 2018 - 6:17am
August 8, 2018
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm
July 23, 2018
First of 3 new psychiatric hospitals for Minnesota children opens
July 23, 2018 - 2:59pm
July 20, 2018
Legionnaires' disease sickens 2 residents of southern Minnesota senior care facility
July 20, 2018 - 5:25pm
Adult zebra mussels range from 1⁄4 to 1 1⁄2 inches long and have yellow and brown striped shells. Unlike native mussels, they can attach themselves to hard surfaces in the water. Mn DNR photo
DNR confirms zebra mussels in Bay Lake
July 20, 2018 - 5:00am
July 16, 2018
CO Tim Collette (Brainerd) worked the Gull Chain and other area lakes. Violations included angling without a valid license, overloaded boat, lack of life preservers, riding on boat transoms and front decks of pontoons, kids under 10 not wearing life jackets, transporting aquatic vegetation and transporting zebra mussels. Photo Illustration
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
July 3, 2018
CO Randy Posner (Staples) reports boaters and people floating the Crow Wing River on tubes were out in full force. Watercraft registration violations were observed. He reminded tubers to be sure to dispose of their cans and trash appropriately.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018 - 10:00am
June 30, 2018
Rose chafers can wreak havoc on flowering plants. Photo by Jennifer Knutson
Ask the Master Gardener: Battling a rose chafer invasion on flowers
June 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
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