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Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Talks Ice Safety

With temperatures below zero, it was hard to find anyone out on the ice on Lake Minnetonka. Brent Grewe is a Conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

12/10/2013

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DNR Investigates Fish Kill In Suburban Lake

Minnesota officials on Monday were trying to determine what killed thousands of fish in Lake Owasso. There’s no evidence of a chemical spill or toxins, and tests show that oxygen levels are normal, said Harland Hiemstra, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Lake Owasso lies within Shoreview and Roseville in the northern St. Paul suburbs. The lake is managed primarily for muskies, he said. Lake resident Les Hassler said he’s counted thousands of dead fish since it froze over last Tuesday. Hundreds of fish could be seen belly-up inches beneath the new ice on Sunday.

12/02/2013

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Wisconsin DNR Struggling To Curb Sex At Nude Beach

Wisconsin authorities thought they could curb libidos at the state’s nude beach by closing it on weekdays, but citation data shows the move just shifted the hanky-panky to the weekends.

12/01/2013

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Officials: At Least 17 Wolves Killed In Mich. Hunt

Michigan authorities say at least 17 wolves have been killed in the Upper Peninsula during the state’s first wolf hunt in decades. The state Department of Natural Resources says the latest count is through 6 a.m. EST Sunday.

12/01/2013

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DNR: Northeast Minn. Wolf Hunt Zone Closed

One of Minnesota’s wolf hunting zones has been closed, the Department of Natural Resources says. On Monday, the DNR’s website said the northeastern wolf hunting zone is now closed. The zone’s target harvest was listed at 33 wolves; hunters have killed 31. Thirteen of those harvested were killed on the hunt’s opening weekend.

11/18/2013

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DNR: More Than 40 Wolves Harvested On Opening Weekend

Minnesota hunters killed more than 40 wolves over the hunt’s opening weekend, slightly fewer than the number harvested in last year’s inaugural wolf hunt opener, according to DNR reports.

11/11/2013

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Northern Minn. Hunter Faces Fine For Killing Protected Swan

A 26-year-old northern Minnesota man faces a fine of almost $400 after admitting to shooting and killing a tundra swan, a federally protected bird, last month, the Department of Natural Resources says.

11/07/2013

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Wisconsin’s Largest Wolf Hunt Zone To Close

Wisconsin’s largest wolf-hunting zone is about to close, leaving only a single zone open just three weeks into the season.

11/06/2013

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Minn. Copper Mine Review Delayed By Shutdown

A long-awaited updated environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota has been delayed by last month’s federal government shutdown.

11/06/2013

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Alleged Bear Guide Faces More Than A Dozen Hunting Charges

A northern Minnesota man faces thousands of dollars in fines and the possible loss of hunting privileges if convicted of numerous illegal bear and deer hunting charges, the Department of Natural Resources said.

11/04/2013

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: The Deer Opener, Stretching & Streets

Scott from Plymouth wanted to know: Why do we like to stretch after a good night’s sleep? According to Dr. Paul Mellick, a physiologist at the University of St. Thomas, we stretch because it feels good, but scientists aren’t exactly sure why.

11/01/2013

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Good Question: Why Are So Many Leaves Left On The Trees?

According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.

10/31/2013

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Foes Of Wolf Hunt Looking For Allies At T-Wolves Opener

People fighting the state’s controversial wolf hunt appealed to fans of a different kind of wolf in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night. As Timberwolves fans filed in for the season opener, many of them encountered advocates for real wolves inside Target Center.

10/30/2013

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DNR: Don’t Release Pet Turtles Into The Wild

The Minnesota DNR is asking the owners of unwanted turtles and other animals to find their pets “forever homes,” places where the animals can be cared for and watched after for the rest of their lives. Owners are advised not to release the animals – even if they are a species native to Minnesota – into the wild. The pets may harbor diseases that could be potentially harmful to them, or other wildlife, following their release, the DNR said in a press release Tuesday.

10/22/2013

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Good Question Reply All: Stadium Lights, Goose Bumps, And More

Heather Brown answers all your questions, from where did goose bumps get its name to where do bird go during a thunderstorm.

10/04/2013

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