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Black Bear Pops Up Again In South Metro

The black bear that’s been sighted numerous times in the southern Twin Cities metro area during the past week has popped up once again. According to Savage Police, the black bear was spotted at about 1 p.m. Thursday on the 14100 block of Vernon Avenue.

05/29/2014

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Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Closed To Stop Invasive Carp

Local political leaders have decided to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to try to stop the spread of invasive carp. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Keith Ellison were at that Mississippi River lock in Minneapolis Tuesday morning talking about the initiative.

05/27/2014

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Wounded Wildlife Pose Dilemmas For Intervention

A moose was suffering from an open wound where its tail should have been. Wildlife managers concluded it was the result of a wolf attack and left it alone. But officials intervened on behalf of a baby eagle with a broken wing whose nest was the subject of a video feed watched by tens of thousands of people around the world.

05/24/2014

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DNR Wants Boaters To ‘Think Zero’ Heading Into Memorial Day

We’re heading towards Memorial Day weekend and coming with it is sun and warmer temperatures. It’s got boaters and anglers looking forward to getting out on the boat. It also makes for the perfect time for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to remind people about boat safety and to “Think Zero.”

05/20/2014

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DNR: Burn Restrictions Lifted In 18 Minnesota Counties

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that burn restrictions in 18 central Minnesota counties were lifted last Friday.

05/19/2014

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New System For DNR To Track Water Permits

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is rolling out a new system for managing water use permits as part of its continued effort to assure the sustainability of precious groundwater.

05/16/2014

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Sheriff: Possible Cougar Sighting In Mower County

The Mower County Sheriff’s office says there was a possible cougar sighting Wednesday. A resident notified the sheriff that they took pictures of a “large, cat-like creature” near Udolpho Township in the county’s northwest corner.

05/09/2014

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DNR Wants Anglers To ‘Think Zero’ At Opener

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants anglers to “think zero” at this year’s walleye and northern pike opener. The agency wants every angler to commit to transporting zero aquatic invasive species this year.

04/29/2014

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Emergency Deer Feeding To Wrap Up For Season

The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is about to wrap up its emergency deer feeding for the season. It’s been a tough winter for deer, especially in northeastern Minnesota, so the Department of Natural Resources agreed in February to release state funds to the association for deer feeding.

04/11/2014

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DNR: Burn Restrictions Start Monday In Central MN

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday because of high winds and melting snow, burn restrictions will go into effect on Monday in several counties across central Minnesota.

04/10/2014

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DNR Expands Trout Fishing Along Vermilion River

With Minnesota’s stream trout opener coming up on Saturday, fisheries officials say new opportunities have opened up in the Twin Cities metro area. Land acquisitions by the Department of Natural Resources in Dakota County will give anglers nearly two additional miles of shoreline to explore along the Vermillion River.

04/09/2014

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DNR Taking Comments On SE Deer Population Goals

The Department of Natural Resources is taking public comments on southeastern Minnesota deer population goals recommended by a citizen advisory team. Leslie McInenly, the DNR’s big game program leader, says the agency has used a fairly extensive process to revisit deer population goals in southeastern Minnesota.

04/08/2014

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Minnesota To Hold Bear License Numbers Steady

Minnesota wildlife managers plan to hold the number of bear hunting licenses steady this year to help gradually increase the bear population. Minnesota’s bear population was estimated at 17,000 in 2008, but the DNR says trends suggest the population is down to between 10,000 and 15,000.

04/07/2014

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Minnesota State Parks Chief Touts Legacy Funding

The man who has run Minnesota state parks for the past decade counts himself fortunate that voters gave him some extra money to spend. Courtland Nelson, 62, retires April 21 as director of the Parks and Trails Division of the Department of Natural Resources.

04/07/2014

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Pelicans Are On Their Way Back To Minnesota

American white pelicans are among the world’s largest birds. The Department of Natural Resources says wingspans up to 9 feet, bright white plumage with black-edged wings and large, orange bills distinguish them from other species.

04/01/2014

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