Department Of Natural Resources

DNR: No Shortage Of Pheasants In MinnesotaWildlife managers say Minnesota pheasant hunters should keep their gear handy.
DNR: Harvest Numbers Show Growth In Deer PopulationThe Department of Natural Resources says the state’s deer populations have grown, as shown by harvest numbers from the second weekend in the firearms season.
MDH Might Launch PolyMet Health Impact StudyMinnesota's Department of Health is weighing a request to do a public health impact analysis on the proposed copper-nickel PolyMet Mining Corp. project on the Iron Range. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he intends to meet with the agency commissioner this week to determine next steps, including parameters for a potential study.
PolyMet Project Still Faces 30-Day Comment PeriodWhile the final environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine was more than a decade in the making, the company still faces significant hurdles before it can start digging for ore.
Report Says Proposed PolyMet Mine Meets State StandardsA 10-year study found that a controversial mine in northeastern Minnesota meets all state standards for protecting air and water quality.
DNR Releases Timeline For Deploying New Buffer StripsThe Department of Natural Resources has issued a timeline and other details as it works to implement Gov. Mark Dayton's buffer strip law.
$45M In Environmental Projects Recommended For Lottery FundingA state panel is recommending 88 environmental projects for over $45.4 million in funding from Minnesota Lottery proceeds and related sources.
Federal Officials Asked To Closely Monitor Water Pollution In Wis.Clean water advocates are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to strip Wisconsin of its authority to control water pollution if it doesn't do a better job.
Moorhead Man Charged With Chasing Deer On Boat Until It DrownedProsecutors have charged a Moorhead man with animal cruelty and chasing a wild animal with a motor vehicle for allegedly chasing a deer with a pontoon boat until it drowned.
DNR: Moorhead Man Facing Potential Charges In Drowning Of Deer On Tulaby LakeA Moorhead man is facing potential charges for allegedly playing a part in the drowning death of a buck on Tulaby Lake earlier this month.
Bison Herd Now Roaming Minneopa State Park Near MankatoIn the vast open prairie of Minneopa State Park, a once plentiful animal will soon graze the lush grasses again.
Minnesota Waterfowl Season Opens Saturday; Duck Numbers UpOfficials say hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota's waterfowl season opens Saturday. Shooting opens a half-hour before sunrise.
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