A young bear disrupted traffic Friday morning in Savage before disappearing into the woods, according to police. Authorities first received reports of the bear at about 5 a.m. when it attempted to cross Highway 13 near McColl Drive. Traffic stopped in both directions to allow the bear to pass.
This time of year is prime fishing time. It’s a good time to get out on the water, drop a line in and hopefully catch some walleye. Our border states allow people to fish with more than one line at a time. So why does Minnesota only allow one line in the water?
The Minnesota Arbor Month celebration took place at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park, Minn. Saturday afternoon. In an effort to get kids outdoors and interacting with nature, the Minnesota DNR encouraged kids to climb trees with a tree climbing championship.
A disease infecting the northern long-eared bat could place it on the endangered species list. The disease, called white-nose syndrome, has impacted bats in a number of states. Rich Baker, endangered species coordinator with the Department of Natural Resources, says a large number have died off.
A mama black bear and her two cubs have been spotted by residents in one Osceola, Wis. neighborhood. They’ve gotten awfully close to homes, so now police and DNR are stepping in to make sure the bears and residents stay safe. It began innocently enough.
Nearly a half million people are out on Minnesota’s lakes this weekend for the state fishing opener. Governor Dayton was in the Brainerd Lakes area, trying his luck on Gull Lake. The governor was among thousands of Minnesotans who got out on the water at the stroke of midnight.
Officials expect nearly 500,000 people to head out onto Minnesota’s lakes and streams for this weekend’s opening of fishing season. The cold winter means some lakes in far northern Minnesota and northeastern Minnesota still have some ice on them. But the ice has been receding fast this past week.
The start of the fishing season is just hours away, and fishermen and women are gearing up to head out at midnight.
The Mower County Sheriff’s office says there was a possible cougar sighting Wednesday. A resident notified the sheriff that they took pictures of a “large, cat-like creature” near Udolpho Township in the county’s northwest corner.
The Governor’s Fishing Opener kicks off the walleye and northern pike season at midnight Friday. This year’s festivities are being held in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Gov. Mark Dayton will fish out of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa on Gull Lake.
After a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner — at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.
The eaglet that was injured and visibly struggling on the popular “EagleCam” has been euthanized, according to a post left on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Facebook page. The DNR originally said it would not interfere with the nest, but then changed their approach.
The DNR’s popular “EagleCam” is back up and running after It was turned off Friday while an injured eaglet was removed from the nest. The executive director of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center says the eaglet received emergency care Friday night and Saturday morning.
Toni Lynn from North St. Paul asked: Why are robin eggs blue? According to DNR bird expert Carol Henderson, the pigments in the blood of the mom robin are embedded into the egg shell as the egg passes through the oviduct before it’s laid.
Facebook started blowing up Friday over a problem in the Minnesota Eagle’s Nest where the DNR has a camera. One of the eaglets in the nest is struggling. The DNR says it appears to be stuck in the mud on the nest from all of our recent rain.
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In November 1998, Minnesota voters passed a constitutional amendment on the ballot that is meant to preserve the state’s storied hunting and fishing heritage.
Now that one of the worst winters in decades is over, the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind us that summer awaits in Minnesota’s State Parks.
A former Department of Natural Resources official convicted of illegally accessing drivers’ license data on thousands of Minnesotans has been sentenced. On Monday, 49-year-old John A. Hunt of Woodbury was sentenced to two years’ probation and must also pay a $1,000 fine.
Many communities in Minnesota take pride in their oversized attractions. Red Wing, for example, has the world’s largest leather boot while Darwin has the largest ball of twine. But fewer know about Fountain’s claim to fame: the number of spots where the ground has collapsed.
After the long, cold, snowy winter it would be hard to blame anyone for avoiding weekend chores and picking up a fishing pole, and that’s what thousands of eager Minnesota anglers did on Saturday. The annual trout fishing season got underway Saturday under cloudy, yet mild conditions.
It’s about a month before the fishing opener in Minnesota. But if you’re interested in stream trout fishing, that season opens Saturday. On Friday, the DNR added 1,000 rainbow trout to a river not too far from the Twin Cities. WCCO photojournalist Gordy Leach went to the Vermillion River to watch, and you can see his report in the video above.
While it may appear to be a postcard perfect morning in the woods just north of McGregor, Minn. the long, tough winter has taken a toll on woods and the state’s whitetail deer. “There’s over three-feet of snow still in the woods,” volunteer Dan Guida said.
The rate of aquatic invasive species violations dropped in Minnesota in 2013. According to the Department of Natural Resources’ annual report, the violation rate dropped to 20 percent last year, compared to 31 percent in 2012.
And then there were two! A second bald eagle chick has hatched in the nest watched over by the Minnesota Department of Resources’ EagleCam on Wednesday morning. DNR officials say the second chick is out of their egg, and is being warmed by their parents (who take shifts) alongsidethe eaglet hatched on Tuesday.