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Chemical Treatment Targets Christmas Lake Zebra Mussels

It’s been the most tested, controlled and, at times, controversial undertaking aimed at keeping an aquatic threat out of a Minnesota lake. The fear of a zebra mussel invasion in Shorewood’s Christmas Lake has been a priority of area residents for the past several years.

12/19/2014

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DNR Urges Caution On Ice Despite Cool Down

Despite colder weather, the DNR wants everyone to think twice before going out on the ice right now. The department says because of the recent weather changes, there are inconsistent ice conditions.

12/16/2014

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DNR To Pump Potash Into Lake To Kill Zebra Mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hopes to deliver the killing blow to zebra mussels discovered in a small Minneapolis-area lake.

12/15/2014

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DNR Closes Northwest Wolf Zone; 1 Zone Still Open

The Department of Natural Resources is closing the late wolf season in northwestern Minnesota, where hunters and trappers have exceeded the season target.

12/09/2014

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Northern Pike Spearing Returns To Mille Lacs Lake

The return of northern pike spearing to Mille Lacs Lake for the first time in 32 years is generating a buzz among long-time spearers.

12/08/2014

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Wolf Season To Close Friday In NE Minnesota

Wildlife managers are closing the wolf season in northeastern Minnesota at the end of shooting hours Friday. Hunters and trappers had registered 30 wolves when the Department of Natural Resources decided Thursday to close the northeast zone.

12/04/2014

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Early Snow Opens Minnesota’s Snowmobile Trails

Even though it’s not officially winter, it is officially snowmobile season in Minnesota.

12/01/2014

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St. Paul Council Considers Outdoor Archery Range

The St. Paul City Council is set to vote on a resolution this week that would set plans for a new outdoor archery range in motion.

11/30/2014

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More Trumpeter Swans Getting Shot In Minnesota

During this year’s open of waterfowl season, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center admitted more trumpeter swans for bullet wounds than ever before.

11/17/2014

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Hunters Kill 98 Wisconsin Wolves

It looks like Wisconsin’s third wolf season could be over soon. The season began on Oct. 15. It’s slated to run until Feb. 28 or until hunters reach the 150-animal statewide kill limit.

10/23/2014

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Special SE Antlerless Deer Season Opens Thursday

Hunters in parts of southeastern Minnesota can take up to five does during an early antlerless deer season that runs from Thursday through next Sunday.

10/12/2014

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Feds Not Worried About Wisconsin Wolf Decline

Federal wildlife officials say they’re not concerned about the decline in Wisconsin’s wolf population.

10/10/2014

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Dayton To Convene Minnesota Pheasant Summit

Lifelong pheasant hunter Gov. Mark Dayton plans to convene Minnesota’s first-ever Pheasant Summit later this year to discuss ways to grow the state’s pheasant population.

09/26/2014

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Minnesota Waterfowl Season Opens Saturday

With duck hunters anxiously preparing for Saturday’s waterfowl opener in Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone to think safety on the water.

09/26/2014

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DNR Rules Against Minnesota Bear Researcher

The state Department of Natural Resources has affirmed its decision to deny a permit to for putting radio collars on black bears to a Minnesota researcher who has gained international attention for his work.

09/24/2014

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