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Grass Carp Found Farther North In MN Than Ever Before

The DNR said a grass carp specimen has been found in the Mississippi River north of Sartell, Minn., the farthest north a carp has been discovered in Minnesota.

05/14/2013

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Hundreds Of Dead Fish Wash Up On Beaver Lake

The spring weather brought with it something pretty unsightly near St. Paul. Hundreds of fish recently died in Beaver Lake, and many of them ended up all along the shoreline.

05/06/2013

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31 Charged As DNR Nets Walleye Poaching Ring

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sharing new details into “Operation Squarehook.” That is the codename of the undercover operation that netted at least 31 people in what is being described as the largest fishing bust in some 20 years.

04/15/2013

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10 Indicted For Poaching, Illegal Sale Of Walleye

Ten men face federal charges for allegedly poaching walleye and other protected fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.

04/10/2013

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Trout Clout? Bill Angles For Money For National HQ

This is no ordinary fish tale. Minnesota lawmakers are being asked to float $4.5 million in state bonds to establish a permanent home for the nonprofit National Trout Center in the southeastern city of Preston.

03/21/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Time for Friday Fish Fries

It’s that time of year again: Lent. Looking for fish on Fridays? Check out one of the perks of the season: the Friday Night Fish Fry.

02/28/2013

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Good Question: How Much Fish Do Americans Eat During Lent?

It is the time of year when people line up on Friday nights to get a fried piece of white fish.

02/19/2013

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Organic Farm Replacing Hamm’s Brewery In St. Paul

The Hamm’s Brewery in St. Paul closed in 1997, and now one of the vacant buildings is being renovated into an urban farm.

02/07/2013

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Walleye Quotas From Mille Lacs Lake To Be Slashed

State and tribal officials have agreed to slash the maximum allowable walleye harvest from one of Minnesota’s most popular fisheries, Mille Lacs Lake.

01/28/2013

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DNR: Angler Caught Nearly 250 Fish Illegally

A DNR conservation officer recently caught an angler with nearly 250 more fish than the legal limit.

01/24/2013

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DNR Recommends Asian Carp Barrier At Minneapolis

A barrier using sound, bubbles and flashing lights is the most viable option for deterring Asian carp from moving up the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis into other Minnesota streams and lakes, according to a state-commissioned engineering report released Thursday.

01/03/2013

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47-Pound Bighead Carp Caught In Lake Pepin

A 47-pound bighead carp, a member of the invasive Asian carp family, has been caught in Lake Pepin near Frontenac, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

11/21/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Sleeping Fish, Pounds & Popcorn

We begin with Jacob, from Rockville, who asked a simple but wise question: Do fish sleep?

09/14/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Sitka Salmon Shares

Sharing a harvest certainly isn’t a new concept, but it’s something that has become a bit more mainstream in recent years. Consumers want more of a connection with their food and the best way to […]

07/24/2012

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Heat Wave Takes A Toll On Upper Midwest Fish

This summer’s heat wave is taking its toll on fish in the Upper Midwest, where high water temperatures and low oxygen levels have combined to kill thousands of fish in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin.

07/12/2012

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Gone Fishin': Minnesotans Hitting The Lake On Father’s Day

It looks like a lot more Minnesotans have gone fishing this year compared to years past. In fact, the DNR says more than half a million fishing licenses have been sold this season. WCCO-TV went to a popular bait shop near Medicine Lake to figure out why sales are booming.

06/17/2012

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Man Charged With Selling Live Asian Carp In Mich.

Michigan authorities have charged a man with 12 counts of selling live Asian carp in violation of a state law meant to prevent the spread of invasive species.

06/05/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Coastal Seafoods

This week in Finding Minnesota, we went to the international fish market that Minnesota restaurants have turned to for 31 years.

05/13/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Loaves & Fishes

Spring may not have made a commitment to Minnesota just yet, but regardless of the weather, it’s that time of year again: Lent.

02/29/2012

Asian Carp

Feds Spend $50 Million On Carp Fight

The Obama administration will spend $51.5 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in the lakes, officials said Thursday.

02/23/2012

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Study: High Mercury Levels In North Shore Babies

Researchers at the Minnesota Department of Health found that one in 10 babies along the state’s North Shore had high levels of mercury.

02/03/2012

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MN Group Warns Of Dangers Of Mercury In Fish

An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.

12/08/2011

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Large Fish Kill Discovered Near Leech Lake

They’re what Minnesota fishermen want to catch, so seeing hundreds of dead Northerns and Walleyes isn’t sitting well with many.

12/02/2011

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Good Question: What Fish Should We Not Be Eating?

In the land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesotans love to eat fish, but the success and popularity of some fish have led to serious concerns about the future of those varieties. After all, there literally are only so many fish in the sea.

10/13/2011

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Report: Mercury Levels Mostly Down In Great Lakes

A newly released report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recently.

10/11/2011

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