Mille Lacs Study Aims To Find Source Of Walleye DeclineResearch is now underway to help solve the perplexing mystery of what's happening to the walleye fishery on Lake Mille Lacs.
DNR Mulling Summer Walleye Regulations On Mille LacsThe agency has been meeting with the Fisheries Advisory Committee made up of local business owners, politicians and fishing guides. They're trying to figure out which rules would help walleye make a comeback on the lake.
DNR Seeks Answers For Depleting Mille Lacs Walleye PopulationWhen winter's ice melts into springtime waves, the mystery of Mille Lacs will again be in the news. The lake's depleting walleye population is still stumping anglers and scientists.
DOJ Now Has Criminal Jurisdiction On Mille Lacs ReservationThe United States Federal Government will now assume criminal jurisdiction over the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation in central Minnesota, according to the Department of Justice. The Mille Lacs Reservation becomes only the second in the U.S. to have had their request for concurrent jurisdiction granted by the DOJ -- the first being the White Earth Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
Struggling Mille Lacs Lands National Bass Fishing TournamentMinnesota resorts hurt by the walleye crisis will reel in thousands of new customers next year.
Chippewa Band Members Test Limits Of Tribal Harvesting RightsSeveral citations were issued for illegal gill nets and ricing without a license. Chippewa band members are out to test the validity of their off-reservation hunting, fishing and harvesting rights.
Dayton Upset With Lawmakers Not Interested In Walleye SessionGov. Mark Dayton's administration was seeking $15 million for business loans and $400,000 in tourism marketing for the Lake Mille Lacs region in special session action plan to deal with fallout from the abrupt walleye fishing suspension.
How To Promote Mille Lacs During The Walleye CrisisLake Mille Lacs has a reputation of being a premiere walleye fishing destination. But many who live along the lake say it should be known for much more. "Mille Lacs at the time when I was growing up was known more as the fishing lake, but that's evolved over the years," Mille Lacs Island Resort General Manager Jodi Kanera said.
DNR Draws Up Walleye Stocking Plan For Lake Mille LacsThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has drawn up a restocking plan for walleye in Lake Mille Lacs, a step that hasn't been taken before on the iconic lake.
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.
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.
Mille Lacs Business Owners Make Plea To Lawmakers Over Walleye RegulationsMinnesota lawmakers got an earful Wednesday from Mille Lacs County business owners about tough new walleye limits on the state's most famous lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources imposed a one-walleye limit on Mille Lacs two weeks ago to try to revive the fish population.