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DNR Moves To Defuse Chippewa Plan To Test Treaty Rights

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has moved to defuse a treaty rights challenge by issuing a group of Chippewa Indians a special permit to harvest wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake.

08/27/2015

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Killing Coyotes Won’t Stop Them From Being A Suburban Problem

Police are warning pet owners about a series of coyote attacks in one south metro community.

08/17/2015

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Governor Dayton Calls Mille Lacs Situation A ‘Crisis’

After an abrupt end to the Mille Lacs walleye fishing season, Minnesota’s governor is ramping up his push for a special session for state financial aid.

08/06/2015

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DNR Draws Up Walleye Stocking Plan For Lake Mille Lacs

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has drawn up a restocking plan for walleye in Lake Mille Lacs, a step that hasn’t been taken before on the iconic lake.

08/06/2015

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Minnesota Lawmakers Wary Of Special Session For Mille Lacs

Minnesota lawmakers are pumping the brakes on Gov. Mark Dayton’s call for a special session to aid Mille Lacs Lake businesses hurting from the early closure of walleye fishing season.

08/05/2015

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Good Question: How Does The DNR Count Fish?

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night for the first time in history. The decision was made because of the record-low walleye population on the lake, and because the quota was met for how many walleyes could be harvested this year.

08/04/2015

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Lake Stalla In Meeker Co.

Officials say zebra mussels have been confirmed in Lake Stella in central Minnesota.

08/04/2015

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DNR: Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Big Cormorant Lake

The Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that zebra mussels have been confirmed in Big Cormorant Lake in Minnesota’s northwestern Becker County.

07/27/2015

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Report: Criminal Forfeitures Netted State Agencies Nearly $7M Last Year

State officials released a report Tuesday detailing the amount of cash and property seized by law enforcement agencies in criminal forfeitures across Minnesota last year.

07/21/2015

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DNR: Lake Vermilion Infested With Spiny Waterflea

The Department of Natural Resources says Lake Vermillion, one of Minnesota’s most scenic lakes, is infested with spiny waterflea.

07/20/2015

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Weekend Storm Damage Closes Pillsbury State Forest

The Department of Natural Resources says that all roads and recreational facilities in Pillsbury State Forest in northern Minnesota are closed in the wake of severe weekend storms.

07/14/2015

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DNR Lays Out Updated Timeline For PolyMet Mine Review

State regulators have laid out an updated timeline for completing the environmental review on the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota that calls for a 30-day public comment period.

07/14/2015

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DNR: Morrison County Lake Infested With Zebra Mussels

The Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found for the first time in a lake in Morrison County.

07/06/2015

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Environmental Groups Urge Dayton To Wade Into Mine Review

Environmental advocates are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to require stronger environmental protections for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

06/29/2015

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Crackdown On Drinking And Boating This Weekend

Get caught drinking and boating, and you could get jail time. That was the message from the Department of Natural Resources ahead of a crackdown on drunken boaters.

06/24/2015

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Judge Says He Won’t Lift Order Halting Construction Of Levee

A federal judge in Minnesota says he won’t lift an order that halts construction of a ring dike project until the completion of an environmental review on a planned Red River diversion project in the Fargo area.

06/24/2015

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DNR Releases Latest Revision To PolyMet Environmental Review

The latest environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has swollen to over 3,100 pages, reflecting how regulators struggled to with deal with nearly 58,000 written comments from the public and opinions expressed at public meetings.

06/23/2015

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DNR: Bear Lake In Carlton Co. Infested With Watermilfoil

The presence of Eurasian watermilfoil has been confirmed in a small lake in northern Minnesota, and boaters who venture into those waters are asked to be extra careful when cleaning their watercraft.

06/22/2015

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Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day Saturday

Saturday is also National Get Outdoors Day. Minnesota’s 75 state parks and recreation areas will all be open for free

06/09/2015

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Wis. Scientists Targeted For Cuts Studied GOP Issues

The group of state Department of Natural Resources scientists that Republican lawmakers targeted for cuts has been working on a number of politically charged issues in recent years, including climate change, pollution and mining.

06/07/2015

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Jay Cooke State Park Turns 100; Events Set For Saturday

Jay Cooke State Park marks its upcoming 100th anniversary with a series of special events on Saturday.

06/07/2015

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Minnesota Foresters Seeing Stressed Silver Maples And Elms

Minnesota foresters say they’re seeing many silver maples and some elm trees with stunted or no leaves but an abundance of seeds this spring. The Department of Natural Resources says these trees are not dead and will rebound over the next couple of years.

06/05/2015

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State Workers Get Layoff Notices As Shutdown Threat Looms

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt have agreed in principle to end the budget impasses that threatened to shut down the government.

06/01/2015

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Lt. Governor Quietly Prepares State Workers For Layoff Notices

On Monday, Minnesota is required by law to send out layoff notices. Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is privately making the rounds of state agencies giving workers updates on the negotiations.

05/29/2015

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DNR: 10 Zebra Mussels Found In Christmas Lake Despite Treatment

In a second search of Christmas Lake, teams of divers have found and removed a total of 10 zebra mussels, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

05/22/2015

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