Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
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.
Firefighters in Minnesota and Wisconsin are battling several wildfires Wednesday that are taking over towns and destroying structures. As of Tuesday night, at least 25 wildfires had broken out in Minnesota Some of the biggest are in Red Lake, Park Rapids, Menagha and across the border in Wisconsin.
Authorities say crews are battling at least two wild fires that started in northern Minnesota late Monday night. As of about 9 p.m. Monday, there were two grass fires about 1,200 acres in size that are burning on the Red Lake Reservation west of Highway 89 and north of Highway 1 in Beltrami County.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources added four more counties to an already growing list that are under burning restrictions as temperatures get warmer and winds pick up around the state.
Safety officials are suggesting a Mother’s Day gift for anglers — wear a life jacket when heading onto Minnesota’s icy waters for the fishing opener this weekend.
Minnesota is now the second state in the U.S. to use dogs to sniff out zebra mussels.
Minnesota’s anglers are gearing up for a big weekend as the state’s fishing opener is on Saturday.
New federal data confirm that anglers who enjoy Minnesota’s sky blue waters are still a powerful engine for the state’s economy.
Wildlife managers report encouraging results in their efforts to keep chronic wasting disease out of the deer herd in Minnesota.
Got brush or yard waste to burn? Do it soon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging homeowners to complete their open burning now because restrictions will take effect soon after the snow melts.