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March 26, 2018
“While seeing lots of dead fish can be disconcerting, we remind people that winterkill is normal and happens every year to some extent,” said Neil Vanderbosch, DNR fisheries program consultant. MnDNR file photo.
Deep snow and cold winters increase instances of fish kills
March 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
March 6, 2018
District 9 - Brainerd area: CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) assisted with an injured eagle that was struck by a vehicle. The eagle was transported to the Raptor Center for surgery and is recovering.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018 - 1:30pm
February 21, 2018
2017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
February 20, 2018
Complaints of garbage and wood blocks left behind were reported and investigated. Fish house owners are reminded to remove all blocking under their houses so area residents don’t have to do shore clean-up. Littering still remains an issue on the lakes. Mn DNR file photo.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 21, 2018
February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 23, 2018 Illustration
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 22, 2018
January 23, 2018 - 3:35pm
January 17, 2018
MnDNR photo
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 17, 2018
January 17, 2018 - 8:00am
January 9, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan 8, 2018
January 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 27, 2017
First day hikes will take place at 14 Minnesota state parks on Monday, Jan. 1, as part of a nationwide effort, led by America's state parks, to promote starting the new year with fresh air and physical activity. More than 400 hikes are scheduled in all 50 states.
First Day Hike: Start your new year with fresh air and physical activity
December 27, 2017 - 11:00am
December 19, 2017
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Dec. 19, 2017
December 19, 2017 - 9:00am
December 18, 2017
Special fishing regulations will change March 1, 2018 on a number of Minnesota waters following an annual public input and review process, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
New, special angling regulations coming March 2018
December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Trumpeter swan, courtesy MnDNR
Nongame wildlife: 40 years, 40 reasons, $40
December 18, 2017 - 11:30am
December 5, 2017
MnDNR photo
New northern pike fishing regs coming spring 2018
December 5, 2017 - 3:00am
November 10, 2017
Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing will open on Friday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and a limit of one walleye 20-22 inches or one longer than 28 inches. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye - Fall surveys support conservative harvest decision
November 10, 2017 - 6:00am
June 9, 2016
Volunteers can choose one (or more)  of the listed lakes to count the number of adult and juvenile loons and report these observations to the DNR for data analysis. The time commitment is two to four hours per lake. Surveys must be done between 5 a.m. and noon on one day during the monitoring period. Photo of common loons courtesy MnDNRplay button
Loon survey volunteers needed in Aitkin, Crow Wing, other counties in Minnesota
June 9, 2016 - 11:36am