Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says this year’s minimal snowfall and mild winter made the “ice-out” come earlier this year, but they say the water is still dangerously cold.
There’s a new boss at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the FireBoss.
Despite the chill in the air, signs of spring are emerging. The change of seasons is marked with open water on the lakes. The blowing winds and warm sun have melted the ice off many Twin Cities lakes.
Gov. Mark Dayton is calling on the Minnesota National Guard to fight wildfires across the state. The Guard and the state Department of Public Safety will supply two Blackhawk helicopters with 660-gallon water buckets to combat the blazes. The department says multiple fires were reported in east-central Minnesota Thursday.
It’s that time of the year when bears are coming out of hibernation, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to warn all homeowners near their habitat to be “bear aware.”
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help track changes in their population. They say frogs and toads are the best indicators of wetland health.
The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the illegal killing of two bull elk in northwestern Minnesota. Wildlife officials conducting an aerial elk survey spotted the dead animals in late February on state land near Grygla.
Burn restrictions start this week in several parts of the state as we approach the start of the wildfire season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Burn restrictions will start Wednesday in several counties in northwestern, southern and central Minnesota.
As the last drops of maple syrup are collected from Fort Snelling State Park, it can mean only one thing — the sights and sounds of spring are coming back. Brent Wennberg has been enjoying Minnesota’s state parks since he was 2.
Minnesota’s wild elk population has risen slightly to an estimated 131 animals in three herds that roam the northwest corner of the state.
It takes quite the process to get local maple syrup from the tree to your table. The biggest indicator of how much we’ll get to enjoy is determined by Mother Nature.
Ice fishers around Minnesota have one more day to get their shacks off the ice. Those spending the weekend on a frozen lake likely have a trailer with them to take their ice house away.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says all ice houses must be off of lakes in the southern two thirds of the state by Monday night, despite the fact that the recent cold weather has left many still frozen into the lake.
A retired official of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources began spearheading what ringneck enthusiasts hope is an ambitious public-private effort to restore Minnesota’s pheasants on Monday.
A group of Minnesota hunters say the deer population is in worse shape than the state is letting on. Minnesota Bowhunters president Brooks Johnson talked about the changing landscape of the deer population as he walked through the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Big Lake.
A group suing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources over tighter fishing restrictions on Lake Mille Lacs lost their battle in court Tuesday. A judge ruled that the DNR’s decision to impose an emergency night fishing ban, and tighter walleye limits, is valid.
Minnesota’s annual moose survey finds a continuing decline in the animal so closely identified with the state’s north woods. The survey counted 3,450 animals, compared to 4,350 last year and 2,760 two years ago.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding ice anglers that they need to clean up the area around their ice house after they remove it from the lake.
The question of whether Minnesota’s duck hunting limits are too loose or just right will be up for debate at the 18th annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium. The one-day conference runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mall of America Ramada Inn in Bloomington.
Minnesota officials on Thursday put the brakes on the conversion of pine forests to potato fields in the northwestern part of the state while they conduct an environmental review on potential threats to groundwater, fish and wildlife.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is postponing the launch of an aquatic invasive species training and trailer decal program while legislators consider modifying the law.
A group of wolf experts disputes that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge’s ruling will help the population spread to other states.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its contractor has delayed work to kill zebra mussels in a small Minneapolis-area lake. The agency and its contractor will inject potash under the ice of Christmas Lake on Friday instead of Tuesday.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has settled a lawsuit over declining water levels in White Bear Lake. A group of homeowners sued the DNR two years ago, claiming the agency had allowed too much groundwater use in the area.
Moose die-offs in Minnesota and New Hampshire have led wildlife biologists in New York to launch a three-year study of moose in the Adirondack Mountains.