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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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Hunters Active But Canada Geese Thrive In Minn.

State wildlife officials say the population of Canada geese appears to be increasing, even though Minnesota hunters killed more of the birds than any other waterfowl last year.

09/22/2012

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Deer Wreak Havoc On Southeastern Farms

Farmers in Southeastern counties say their crops are under attack by herds of hungry deer. While driving on county roads in the area around dusk, the sight of deer browsing in corn and soybean fields is quite common. And with deer numbers so high, their appetites are costing farmers thousands of dollars.

08/13/2012

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Fish Kills Surfacing Around MN’s Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says high temperatures may be contributing to fish kills in lakes around the state.

07/22/2012

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DNR Finalizes Rules For First Wolf Hunt

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has finalized rules for the state’s first regulated wolf hunt later this year.

07/12/2012

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Minn. Cracking Down On Spread Of Invasive Species

Minnesota will be cracking down this fishing season on boaters who spread unwanted hitchhikers such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny water fleas.

05/09/2012

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