Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
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.
Add about 2 more miles to the Gitchi-Gami State Trail for bicyclists, runners and walkers along U.S. 61 between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Gitchi-Gami Trail Association officially opened the 2.3-mile segment in the Silver Bay area.
A pair of groups that challenged Minnesota rules for a state wolf hunting and trapping season has been dealt another blow in court. Minnesota’s Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a petition aiming to undo rules that allowed for a wolf hunting season, the first of which was held starting in November.
The Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the boating season for many Minnesotans. So the Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
With boating season back in Minnesota, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are urging boaters to step up their efforts to stop the spread of invasive species. The DNR is stepping up efforts this season to prevent the spread of invasive species, namely zebra mussels.
Lighter winds Thursday were expected to help firefighters contain and snuff out the remaining hotspots from a wildfire that burned 7,100 acres in northwestern Minnesota.