Minnesota DNR Names 17 To Mille Lacs Lake Advisory CommitteeThe Department of Natural Resources has named 17 people to its new Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee. The panel is part of a drive by the agency to redouble its efforts to revive the popular lake's struggling walleye population.
Dayton To Demand Mille Lacs Open For Walleye Ice FishingGov. Mark Dayton says he'll insist Mille Lacs Lake be open for an ice fishing season for walleye. Dayton left no doubt Thursday that the premier lake would have a winter season after the summer fishing season got suspended early.
DNR Unveils Changes Aimed At Mending Mille Lacs RelationsMinnesota's wildlife officials are making sweeping changes at Mille Lacs Lake to restore trust with locals after shutting down the lake's walleye fishing season. The Department of Natural Resources is setting up a new outpost on the central Minnesota lake with more staff to monitor its walleye population.
Minnesota Lawmakers Wary Of Special Session For Mille LacsMinnesota lawmakers are pumping the brakes on Gov. Mark Dayton's call for a special session to aid Mille Lacs Lake businesses hurting from the early closure of walleye fishing season.
Lawmakers Search For Answers In Mille Lacs Walleye DeclineLawmakers are studying the fallout of the declining walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake. A group of legislators and state officials studying the issue met for the first time Tuesday, the day after the state closed the lake for walleye fishing.
DNR: Rule Change Could Bring More Bass Tournaments To Mille LacsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced a change in fishing regulations on Mille Lacs Lake Tuesday in hopes that it will bring more bass fishing tournaments to the area. The rule change will allow anglers to sort bass that are shorter than 18 inches and keep the largest fish.
Lawmakers Prepare For Special Session On Impact Of Shortened Walleye SeasonMinnesota lawmakers will be meeting later Tuesday to talk about a special session designed to help those affected by the shortened walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs.
DNR Shutting Down Walleye Fishing On Mille LacsMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton ramped up planning Monday for a special session to help Lake Mille Lacs businesses cope with a sudden end to the walleye fishing season, a blow to tourism on one of the state's "Big Six" lakes.
Mille Lacs Businesses Brace For Walleye Fishing SuspensionThe Department of Natural Resources is closing Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing at 10 p.m. on Monday. Minnesota natural resources officials said Sunday that anglers had exceeded the central Minnesota lake's walleye quota by 2,000 pounds.
Dayton Starts Special Session Legwork For Mille Lacs LakeGov. Mark Dayton started laying the groundwork Wednesday to call a potential special session to provide emergency relief to a Mille Lacs Lake area bracing for an abrupt end to its walleye fishing season — perhaps as soon as the end of next week, Dayton said.
DNR: Mille Lacs Lake Approaching Walleye LimitOfficials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that Mille Lacs Lake is approaching its catch quota for walleye. Officials said new data shows the lake is approaching the quota of 28,600 pounds due to a strong catch and warm weather conditions.
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