The past few days have been deadly on Minnesota waters. A 3-year-old boy drowned in a lake in Nisswa on Monday, and over 5-year-old girl and a woman died in a boating accident on Lac qui Parle, as the two were without life jackets.
The weather has not been ideal for enjoying the outdoors the last couple of weeks, but Saturday is National Get Outside today. All of the state’s 74 state parks are free today.
That incoming warmth may be enough to get some of you and your kids into the water this weekend. You may think you know the ABCs of water safety. But with this year’s unusually frigid water temps, the rules are a bit different.
One bear is dead after authorities got several reports of a nuisance bear Thursday morning in Longville, Minn. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said upon its arrival at the scene, one bear had been killed and two more bears were in a tree.
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.
Reward money has now been tripled for information leading to the arrest of those involved in illegally killing a black bear. The bear was shot while hibernating in a culvert near Star Prairie, Wis., in February.
Last Friday, while grilling on Jacob Todd’s rooftop patio near Dale Street and Grand Avenue, Todd and his girlfriend, Abigail Marcus, said they heard something disturbing. “We both lit up a couple of cigarettes and there was a shriek from across the street in the Pier 1 Imports parking lot,” said Todd.
One of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.
On Monday, some hearty people took the day to launch their boats for the season. But before they got in the water, their boats had to be inspected for invasive species.
Burning restrictions have been lifted in all or parts of 32 Minnesota counties thanks to wetter conditions lowering the fire danger, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR said to still check with local authorities to obtain proper permits before burning.
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.
The Department of Natural Resources is moving ahead with a proposal for an environmental learning charter school at Fort Snelling. The Upper Mississippi Academy would serve students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. It would use about 200,000 square feet in nine historic buildings on the Upper Post overlooking Fort Snelling State Park.
Researchers with the Department of Natural Resources turned to the Asian carp’s cousin Wednesday in a quest to see if the fish can breach our locks and dams.
Crews from the Department of Natural Resources and several fire departments battled and knocked down a wildfire Wednesday about 25 miles northeast of Duluth.
Authorities are investigating whether logging operations may have sparked a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that destroyed dozens of buildings and forced at least 60 people from their homes, state officials said Wednesday.