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Camera Captures Eaglet Birth In Minnesota

A camera set up by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has captured one of the season’s first bald eagle births. The birth was caught on video Tuesday by the department’s EagleCam. According to the department, the first of three eggs was laid on Jan. 19 or 20, and it usually takes 35 days for eagles to incubate their eggs.

02/26/2015

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Final Vote Coming For Bill Altering Commissioner Raises

A bill that temporarily halts salary increases for Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet is being staged for final legislative votes as soon as Thursday.

02/25/2015

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‘EagleCam’ Eaglet Ready To Make Its Debut

One of the eaglets featured on the Department of Natural Resources’ “EagleCam” is about ready for its close-up! The DNR says one of the eagle eggs laid last month hatched on Tuesday, which they say was right on schedule.

02/25/2015

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Minnesota 2014 Fish And Game Licenses Expire Saturday

Minnesota authorities remind anglers that their 2014 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Saturday. While some hunting and fishing seasons continue past Saturday, the Department of Natural Resources says new licenses are required.

02/24/2015

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Deal Stalls Agency Leader Salary Hike, Grants Lawmaker Power

The Minnesota House has endorsed a deal that stalls commissioner pay hikes until June but gives Gov. Mark Dayton a narrow window to boost those salaries.

02/19/2015

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Minnesota Puts Brakes On Conversion Of Forests To Crops

Minnesota officials on Thursday put the brakes on the conversion of pine forests to potato fields in the northwestern part of the state while they conduct an environmental review on potential threats to groundwater, fish and wildlife.

02/05/2015

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DNR: EagleCam Nest Now Holds 3 Eggs

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say the nest under watch of the department’s online EagleCam now holds three eggs.

01/28/2015

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Minnesota Tightens Walleye Rules For 3 Popular BWCA Lakes

Authorities are tightening walleye regulations for three lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but loosening them for another popular northern Minnesota lake.

01/26/2015

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Walleyes, Deer, Wolves And Moose Among Topics Of DNR Event

Gov. Mark Dayton’s announcement that he’ll ask lawmakers to require a 50-foot buffer zone along most streams, lakes and wetlands to boost the state’s struggling pheasant population was the highlight of the annual Department of Natural Resources roundtable. But the discussions Friday also included ones about fishing, deer hunting, wolves and moose.

01/16/2015

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Dayton Proposes Legislative Action On Waterway Buffers

Gov. Mark Dayton says he will propose that the Legislature require 50-foot buffer strips along streams and lakes in Minnesota to boost the struggling pheasant population. At an annual Department of Natural Resources roundtable on outdoors issues in Brooklyn Park, the governor said his proposal would create 125,000 acres of pheasant habitat.

01/16/2015

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Dayton Unsure of Minnesota’s Next Step On Wolf Hunting

Gov. Mark Dayton is consulting with his Department of Natural Resources chief on how the state should respond to a federal ruling that outlaws hunting of gray wolves.

12/29/2014

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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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