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February 14, 2019
A sturgeon estimated to weigh 120 pounds was caught in the St. Croix River recently by 
Darren Troseth of Jordan, Minn. It is believed to be the biggest record fish ever caught in Minnesota.
WATCH: Minnesota angler pulls 120-pound sturgeon through ice
February 14, 2019 - 10:50am
January 24, 2019
Doug Franke, area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Thief River Falls, photographed this mule deer buck Jan. 14, north of Thief River Falls. The buck, which appeared physically healthy, was shot by DNR conservation officer Tony Elwell on Jan. 17 after acting disoriented and posing a threat to motorists. Results from lymph node and brain tests are pending. Photo courtesy of Doug Franke, Minnesota DNR
DNR shoots wayward mule deer acting strangely near Thief River Falls
January 24, 2019 - 4:38pm
January 8, 2019
Enforcement action was taken for illegal-length walleyes, no ice house shelter license, no angling licenses in possession, expired snowmobile and ATV registration, and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Anglers are reminded that houses left overnight need to have reflective material on each side of the house.
Ice anglers: Remember your licenses, rules - MnDNR CO Reports
January 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
December 4, 2018
DNR sets two deer hunts in southeast Minnesota to contain chronic wasting disease
December 4, 2018 - 4:57pm
October 18, 2018
Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Cass County Board: State grants sought for road improvements
October 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
September 23, 2018
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 23
September 23, 2018 - 4:30am
September 14, 2018
Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede updates a small group on the current state of plans for the fire tower outside Pequot Lakes. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes: Residents learn more about fire tower's future
September 14, 2018 - 8:00am
July 23, 2018
CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) investigated a report of emergent aquatic vegetation being harvested and not removed from the water. The responsible party was located and enforcement action was taken. Illegal use of hydraulic jets also continues to be addressed.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - July 23, 2018
July 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
July 15, 2018
Outdoor Notes for July 15
July 15, 2018 - 4:30am
June 11, 2018
CO Tim Collette (Brainerd #1) - Too many walleyes over 20 inches is a common violation and anglers were caught this week trimming tails with scissors to make them appear under the 20-inch mark.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer weekly reports - June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018 - 3:07pm
June 5, 2018
Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 8-10
June 5, 2018 - 8:30am
May 14, 2018
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 12, 2018
Only black bears live in the wild in Minnesota. They usually are shy and flee when encountered. Never approach or try to pet a bear. Injury to people is rare, but bears are potentially dangerous because of their size, strength and speed.
DNR lists tips to avoid conflicts with bears this spring
May 12, 2018 - 11:00am
May 6, 2018
Outdoor notes for May 6
May 6, 2018 - 10:00am
May 4, 2018
The roll-in dock sits on shore at the public access on Pine Mountain Lake in Backus on May 3, 2018. You can see ice still covers about half of the lake's surface. In an April 23 Minnesota DNR news release, Nancy Stewart, water recreation program consultant said, “Because of the late ice-out this year, DNR crews will have a shorter window than usual to get boat ramps and docks ready for the May 12 fishing opener, but we will have as many of them ready as possible." Photo: Denton Newman Jr. / PineandLakes.com
Will ice go out in time for fishing opener?
May 4, 2018 - 11:41am
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