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Minnesota’s Waterfowl Season Will Open Sept. 21

Minnesota’s waterfowl season will open Sept. 21. The opener is one day earlier than 2012 and the earliest since 1945. The season continues for 60 days under a north, central and southern zone structure with different season dates for each zone.

08/09/2013

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DNR: Coyotes In The Metro ‘Huge Problem’

For six years, coyotes have been popping up in the metro. Now, the DNR is calling it a major problem, and several people from different suburbs say their pets have been killed by the predators.

07/30/2013

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DNR Cuts Wolf Quota By Nearly Half

Minnesota wildlife officials are set to announce details of the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season. This season will be the second since the animals came off the endangered list in the region.

07/29/2013

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Bear Researcher Gets No Reprieve From Governor

A Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he’s studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal. Bear researcher Lynn Rogers sounded optimistic after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday. But Landwehr said afterward he does not plan to lift his decision to rescind Rogers’ permit to keep tracking collars on bears in the Ely area.

07/22/2013

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Oldest Fishing Pier On Lake Calhoun Replaced, Open To Anglers

The oldest fishing pier on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis has been replaced, and the Department of Natural Resources says the new pier is ready to support anglers and lake-goers for years to come.

07/22/2013

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Clean Up Stations Making It Easier For Minn. To Fend Off Zebra Mussels

The fight against invasive plants and animals just got easier. That’s good news because zebra mussels are becoming an increasingly bigger problem in Minnesota.

07/21/2013

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Minnesota Breeding Duck Population Rises

Despite a record late ice-out, spring waterfowl surveys show that Minnesota’s breeding duck population has improved from last year. The Department of Natural Resources estimates the state’s breeding duck population at 683,000 compared with 469,000 last year.

07/21/2013

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Bear Researcher To Meet With Dayton Next Week

Bear researcher Lynn Rogers is getting his wish to meet with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton as he makes a last-ditch appeal to keep his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens.

07/15/2013

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Embattled Bear Researcher Taking Fight To Top

Embattled bear researcher Lynn Rogers is hoping to take his fight to the top. He said Wednesday he’s trying to get a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal a Department of Natural Resources decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens. The Ely-based researcher has a devoted following, but he’s run afoul of DNR officials who say he’s made wild bears too comfortable around humans and question the scientific value of his work.

07/03/2013

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DNR To Crack Down On Drunken Boating

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is ramping up enforcement this weekend against drunken boating.

06/29/2013

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Minn. Denies Bear Researcher’s Permit

A renowned bear researcher known to hand-feed the animals and broadcast the birth of cubs over the Internet is losing his Minnesota permit to do his close-up research. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources informed Lynn Rogers on Friday that he wouldn’t get a new permit to radio-collar wild bears or videotape them in their dens.

06/28/2013

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DNR: Bear Killed After Attacking Woman In McGregor

Department of Natural Resources officials will be holding a press conference soon to discuss a bear attack incident that happened Monday night in northern Minnesota.

06/05/2013

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Great Lakes Governors Seek Agreement On Invasives

Despite an unresolved dispute over Asian carp, states that surround the Great Lakes hope to develop a common strategy for battling invasive species during a meeting of governors and other top officials that began Friday.

05/31/2013

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Minnesota’s Long-Serving Water Safety Guru Retires

Kim Elverum has been warning Minnesotans about water safety issues for more than four decades. Under Elverum’s watch, boating fatalities have fallen from 56 in 1975 to 15 last year. Elverum is the longest-serving state boating administrator in the nation.

05/31/2013

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Wis. DNR Confirms Logging Started Wildfire

Authorities say logging operations started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed more than a dozen homes. The state Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that law enforcement officials confirmed logging equipment started the fire.

05/16/2013

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