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Train Crashes With FedEx Delivery Truck In Yellow Medicine County

Police said a FedEx delivery truck and BNSF freight train collided Friday afternoon in Yellow Medicine County. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call that a FedEx delivery truck and BNSF train crashed around 2 p.m. Friday at the rail crossing with Yellow Medicine County Road 39.

03/14/2014

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Researchers To Collar 52 Adult Moose In NE Minn.

Researchers plan to collar 52 adult moose in northeastern Minnesota starting this week in the second year of a high-tech study to determine why the iconic species is disappearing from the state. The radio collars use GPS to transmit alerts when a moose dies.

02/03/2014

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Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Talks Ice Safety

With temperatures below zero, it was hard to find anyone out on the ice on Lake Minnetonka. Brent Grewe is a Conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

12/10/2013

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Minn. DNR Warns Of Thin Ice On Lakes With Aerators

As Minnesota’s lakes start to freeze, safety officials are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be cautious when venturing out onto any lake that’s covered or partially covered with ice, especially those with aeration systems.

12/03/2013

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DNR: Oldest Known Wild Black Bear Dies Of Old Age

Minnesota wildlife officials say the world’s oldest known wild black bear has died of old age at 39 1/2. Bear No. 56 was first captured and radio-collared in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was early in his first term.

08/27/2013

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DNR: Fishing & Hunting Licenses Go Mobile

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now offers a mobile licensing website for purchasing select fishing and hunting licenses via smartphone.

07/29/2013

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DNR Cuts Wolf Quota By Nearly Half

Minnesota wildlife officials are set to announce details of the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season. This season will be the second since the animals came off the endangered list in the region.

07/29/2013

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Experts Puzzled By Orange Pine Trees In Western Wis.

Evergreen trees in western Wisconsin – the Hudson area specifically – are dying. It may be related to the drought, but forestry specialists still aren’t sure why it’s so centralized. In Minneapolis’ Theodore Wirth Park, evergreens seem to be green and healthy. And the Minnesota DNR says they have not seen a dying evergreen problem on the state’s east side.

06/17/2013

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Scientists Find Out Why Moose Population’s Slipping

Scientists are trying to figure out why the moose population in Minnesota has gone down as much as 65 percent. The answers aren’t good news.
The Minnesota DNR captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Days after finishing their work, 22 of the newborn moose had already died.

05/31/2013

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Minnesota’s Long-Serving Water Safety Guru Retires

Kim Elverum has been warning Minnesotans about water safety issues for more than four decades. Under Elverum’s watch, boating fatalities have fallen from 56 in 1975 to 15 last year. Elverum is the longest-serving state boating administrator in the nation.

05/31/2013

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Lawsuit Brewing Over Ex-DNR Worker’s Improper Data Access

The law firm of Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey says they are joining Sapientia Law Group to represent Minnesotans whose data was improperly accessed by a former employee of the state Department of Natural Resources.

02/05/2013

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NE Wolf Hunting & Trapping Zone Closes Saturday

The DNR said wolf hunting and trapping in the northeast zone will close for the remainder of the late season at the end of shooting and trapping hours on Saturday.

12/14/2012

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DNR Warns Ice Is Still Not Safe Yet

Even though last weekend turned winter on like a light switch, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning Minnesotans that the ice is still not yet safe for most outdoor activities.

12/11/2012

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Online Deer Registration Alters Hunting Culture

More and more hunters are going with convenience when registering their deer.

11/10/2012

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Wildlife Groups Sue To Stop Wolf Hunt

Less than three weeks before Minnesota’s first-ever wolf hunt, there is a last-ditch effort to protect the animals from hunters and trappers.

10/15/2012

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