Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
The unofficial end of summer is this weekend for most Minnesotans, and authorities are urging those who plan to be out on the water to boat safe and sober. Authorities with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are expecting a busy weekend on lakes with Labor Day on Monday and our recent hot temperatures.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the wolf suspected of attacking a teenager during a camping trip in northern Minnesota has tested negative for rabies. The wolf that was tested was trapped and killed Monday at West Winnie Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish.
Minnesota’s waterfowl season will open Sept. 21. The opener is one day earlier than 2012 and the earliest since 1945. The season continues for 60 days under a north, central and southern zone structure with different season dates for each zone.
Lake Mille Lacs has been known for decades as a Minnesota summer hotspot. But this year, businesses around the lake are saying it’s been one of their worst summers ever. It’s gotten so bad that a popular restaurant with a 90-year history is shutting its doors.
Minnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers has won a temporary reprieve in his fight with the state over its decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now offers a mobile licensing website for purchasing select fishing and hunting licenses via smartphone.
To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, Minnesota is adding more than 200 “clean-and-drain” areas at boat launches this summer. The Department of Natural Resources hopes the special areas will serve as reminders to boaters to clean and drain their boats properly by providing safe and convenient places to do this.
Wildlife managers say Minnesota’s wolf population has fallen by about 700 animals over the past five years to around 2,200.
A new science center exhibit in Bemidji is aiming to educate people about the threats posed by aquatic invasive species. The Headwaters Science Center’s new exhibit highlights the invasive plans, fish and invertebrates that threaten Minnesota waterways.
High water has Minnesota officials urging boaters to slow down and use caution as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, Minn., to Prescott, Wis.
If you’re going to be out on a lake for the Fourth of July next week, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said you better have a sober driver on your boat. The DNR said extra patrols will be out on Minnesota lakes next weekend for the Fourth of July holiday.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources begins accepting applications next Tuesday, July 1, for the two special archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley. Because of military training needs, this year’s hunts are being held about a week later than usual: the weekends of Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3.
The Minnesota State Fair will offer more than 20 new attractions and exhibits for the 2013 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Thrill-seekers will find four new rides, including “Air Raid,” which takes riders on an acrobatic flight in all directions including upside down, and Riptide, a rollercoaster that ends with a spiral helix grand finale.
There will be a good, deep cleaning along the Mississippi River Wednesday as volunteers head out by riverboat to pick up trash and debris in St. Paul. But there’s a fun twist to all that dirty work. At least some if not most of the trash collected will end up at the Minnesota State Fair in August.
As Minnesota schools let out for the summer, the Department of Natural Resources has launched a new website to encourage them to spend their vacation outdoors. “Get Out Minnesota” is a new Legacy Amendment-funded website aimed at kids ages 5 through 11.