U Of M Researchers Study Nasty Parasite That Dissolves FishUniversity researchers say a parasite is attacking fish in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Nick Phelps' team at the University of Minnesota is trying to learn more about the parasite, which dissolves the muscles of fish.
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.
Good Question: How Does The DNR Count Fish?The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night for the first time in history. The decision was made because of the record-low walleye population on the lake, and because the quota was met for how many walleyes could be harvested this year.
America's Top 5 Must-Visit AquariumsWant to explore the ocean's depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, "The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness."
A Crash Course On Walleye FishingGov. Mark Dayton was up early Saturday morning to take part in Minnesota's 68th annual walleye fishing opener. He's on Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. Last year he got skunked, so hopefully he will have better luck this year.
Drought Could Impact Fishing On Minnesota LakesThe walleye opener is just 11 days away, and anglers could be dealing with some shallow lakes. The majority of the state, about 92 percent, is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Less than 20 percent of the state was that dry last year at this time.
DNR Officials Promote Dayton's Outdoors Budget ProposalOfficials with the Department of Natural Resources are touting Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to boost funding for fish, wildlife, outdoors and enforcement programs, including more conservation officers.
Good Question: Why Isn't Seafood Considered Meat?Each Friday during Lent, Catholics are supposed to give up meat, so many turn to fish. That had Chuck from Clearwater wanting to know: Why is fish not considered meat? According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, abstinence laws say meat is considered something that comes only from animals that live on land, like chicken, cows, sheep or pigs.
MNfusion: Salt Cellar Embodies St. Paul Culture With Retro, Old-School Style
Scientists: Great Lakes Teeming With Tiny Plastic FibersScientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products.
DNR: Mille Lacs Walleye Population ImprovingThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced earlier this week that for the first time since 2008, the survival of younger walleyes in Mille Lacs Lake appears to be improving. Fishery officials will hold a presentation Wednesday night in Aitkin to discuss the walleye population.
Fried Sea Scallops Recipe From The 'School Of Fish' CookbookWinter is coming and along with it scallop season. Try Ben Pollinger's recipe for fried sea scallops.