Lakes

Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)

Wacky Spring Brings A Tricky Fishing Opener

Tackling this year’s fishing opener on May 11 is going to be tricky. From the bait anglers use, to the types of fish you’ll likely catch, the DNR said the unusual spring will cause major differences.

04/24/2013

Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)

Fishing Opener Around Bend, With Ice-Locked Lakes

Minnesota’s walleye, pike and lake trout opener is just around the corner, causing worry for fishing guides and others faced with ice-locked lakes.

04/20/2013

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Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Thin Ice On Hennepin Co. Lakes

While it’s hard not to notice, and enjoy, the fact that temperatures are climbing, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind you that the ice is thinning on area lakes.

03/29/2013

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The ‘Land Of 10,000 Lakes’ Is Drying Up

Minnesota is known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” But the DNR says the state’s water supply is becoming a concern.

03/28/2013

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DNR: Almost Time To Reel In Your Fish Houses

It’s nearing last call for ice fishermen across the state. In the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, fish houses have to be off the ice by Monday.

03/01/2013

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Drought Crippling Fairmont & DNR Nixes Using Lake Water

After a dry summer, fall drought conditions hit much of Minnesota hard.

02/08/2013

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Common Anti-Bacterial Compound Found In Waterways

New research shows a compound found in popular anti-bacterial soaps, cosmetics and toothpastes is creating toxins in Minnesota lakes and rivers.

01/22/2013

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Program To Boost Great Lakes Cleanup Research

The University of Michigan is establishing a research program designed to bring more scientific credibility to the federal government’s billion-dollar battle to clean up the Great Lakes, officials said Tuesday.

10/30/2012

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Minnesota Adds 511 Bodies To Impaired Waters List

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added 511 streams, lakes and other bodies to its updated impaired waters list.

09/25/2012

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Scientist Warns Of Heavier Storms, More Algae

A University of Michigan expert says climate change is likely to cause bigger storms in the Great Lakes region over the next century, which could worsen the problem of harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

09/12/2012

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Lakes Reopen, Campfire Restrictions Still In Place At BWCA

Several lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area are reopening Wednesday morning. They had been closed because of wild fires near Ely in northern Minnesota.

09/12/2012

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Good Question: Are Minn. Lakes Getting Warmer?

It’s an amoeba not normally found in Minnesota lakes. It’s more common in the south, where it’s warmer. But it’s blamed by Minnesota health investigators for the death of a 9-year-old boy, who went swimming in a Stillwater lake.

08/09/2012

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Fish Kills Surfacing Around MN’s Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says high temperatures may be contributing to fish kills in lakes around the state.

07/22/2012

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Fines To Double For Invasive Species Violations

Fines for violating Minnesota’s aquatic invasive species laws double Sunday when tougher laws take effect.

06/30/2012

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DNR: Invasive Species Violation Rates Unacceptable

A crackdown on the spread of aquatic invasive species isn’t getting through to enough Minnesota boaters, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

06/18/2012

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