Tests On Ducks Could Provide Early Warning On Bird FluAs the poultry industry braces for a potential return of bird flu this fall, wildlife managers expect the first results next week from tests that could provide an early warning on whether ducks are carrying the disease as they fly south for the winter.
Wander Minnesota: Fall Foliage And FunThe DNR is reporting that fall colors have begun to pop, mostly up north as of this writing. The gorgeous fall foliage season is all too short. Now is the time to plan a little getaway to enjoy them before winter sets in. Here are a few suggestions for lodgings that are open past the summer tourist season.
Pelican Lake Residents Threaten DNR With Lawsuit Over Muskie StockingHome and cabin owners on Pelican Lake say the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has gone too far with stocking Muskie. Now, they're threatening to file a lawsuit to get them to stop.
Landwehr The Listener: Surviving 1 Of State's Toughest JobsPeople in far northwestern Minnesota had long been upset with the Department of Natural Resources, and a dispute that erupted after the DNR closed some ATV trails crossing public lands was just one of the last straws. So one day after Tom Landwehr got the job as DNR commissioner in 2011, Gov. Mark Dayton ordered him up to Kittson and Roseau counties.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Fall Hiking Trail In MinnesotaGooseberry Falls State Park is the unofficial gateway to the North Shore. And its beauty is such a draw that you cannot drive by without stopping to explore. Thousands of people visit each year, anticipating the vision of Gooseberry Falls and the memories they will make there.
Good Questions: Presidential Debates, Fish Ages & Coach UniformsPatrick from Watertown watched the Republican primary debate this week, so he wants to know: Who pays for them? Each debate is sponsored, and those sponsors range from Facebook to Fox News to CNBC. This past Wednesday's debate was sponsored by the Reagan Library Foundation and CNN.
Minnesota's Grouse Season Opens SaturdayGrouse season opens Saturday in Minnesota, and it looks like hunters won't have a lot to grouse about. The Department of Natural Resources says grouse are Minnesota's most popular game bird. Adult populations have held steady, and chick survival this spring and summer was good.
Minnesota Inches Toward Final Diversion Plan ReviewMinnesota officials are inching toward completing a review of the Red River diversion project. The Department of Natural Resources released a draft Monday of its environmental impact study of the $2 billion flood control project.
DNR: Bump In Pheasant Numbers This Year Despite Grim Long-term OutlookWildlife officials say good weather conditions led to a 33 percent increase in the number of pheasants in Minnesota compared to last year, despite long-term trends for the bird not looking good.
Top Spots At The State Fair For Minnesotans Who Love The OutdoorsFor those of us that enjoy the peace and solace of the outdoors, the Great Minnesota Get-Together can be a cumbersome and busy experience. But fear not -- there are still a few places around the State Fair where you can check out the latest camping, hiking and fishing gear, and find new places to explore.
DNR: Starry Stonewort Confirmed In Minnesota LakesThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an invasive pest has been confirmed in Minnesota lakes for the first time.
Chippewa Band Members Test Limits Of Tribal Harvesting RightsSeveral citations were issued for illegal gill nets and ricing without a license. Chippewa band members are out to test the validity of their off-reservation hunting, fishing and harvesting rights.