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DNR Investigating After Cougar Shot, Killed In SW Minn.

Officials said a male cougar, also known as a mountain lion, was shot and killed on Tuesday in a rural area of Jackson County. DNR officials said the cougar did not pose an imminent threat to people at the time it was shot.

12/01/2011

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DNR Takes Comment On Ruffed Grouse Plan

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on its proposed ruffed grouse long-range management plan.

11/19/2011

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Forester Cuts Down Gov’s Christmas Tree 1 Last Time

If there ever was a caretaker of our north woods, chances are it is Art Widerstrom. He’s been a forester with the Department of Natural Resources for more than 40 years.

11/17/2011

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Minn. DNR Lets Lutsen Draw Water For Snowmaking

The DNR is allowing Lutsen Mountains ski area to continue drawing water for snowmaking despite drought in northeastern Minnesota.

11/10/2011

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DNR Fears Zebra Mussels Hitchhiking On Boat Lifts

Biologists at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are concerned zebra mussels may be hitchhiking on boat lifts.

10/11/2011

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DNR Treats Lake For Zebra Mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it will be at least two years before the agency knows whether a pesticide applied to a northern Minnesota lake has killed a zebra mussel infestation.

10/07/2011

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Crews Battle Fire In Cornfield In NW Minn.

Authorities in northwestern Minnesota said about 200 acres have burned Thursday in a swampy area near Swanville, which is just south and west of Little Falls.

10/06/2011

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USDA OKs Minnesota As Bovine TB-Free

State officials say the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Minnesota’s application for statewide bovine tuberculosis-free status.

10/05/2011

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Hope The Bear Missing, Feared Shot By Hunter

A popular Minnesota Bear being tracked by the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely is missing.

09/24/2011

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Saturday’s Duck Opener Brings Big Changes To Hunting

Against a facade of an old hunting camp inside his Hopkins office, Brad Nylin can barely contain his excitement. Saturday’s duck hunting season opener brings some exciting changes.

09/22/2011

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Lakeville Artist Wins 2012 Duck Stamp Competition

A Lakeville man has something to quack about after his design was chosen for the annual Minnesota waterfowl stamp.

09/15/2011

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More DNA Testing Planned For Invasive Carp

The search for invasive Asian carp in the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers enters a new phase in the coming week.

09/10/2011

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Parts Of St. Croix State Park Reopening Monday

Several areas of St. Croix State Park will reopen on Monday after they were significantly damaged from the July 1 storm swept through the area, officials with the Minnesota DNR announced Friday.

09/09/2011

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Several Camping Options Still Available For Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend marks the “official” end of the summer and the Minnesota DNR wants you to know there are still plenty of campsites available at state parks.

08/31/2011

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Minn. Has 2 Additions To State Water Trail System

Minnesota has two new additions to its state water trail system — the South Fork of the Crow River west of the Twin Cities and the Blue Earth River, which feeds the Minnesota River at Mankato.

08/27/2011

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DNR: Zebra Mussels Found In 2 Western Minn. Lakes

DNR biologists confirmed that the pests are now in Brophy and Cowdry lakes near Alexandria.

08/26/2011

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Minnesota DNR Unveils Its Trash Sculpture

The piece is part of the Department of Natural Resources “Adopt-a-River” program. It’s their 18th sculpture made up of found objects.

08/18/2011

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Boaters To Encounter Zebra Mussel Power Wash

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is launching a new weapon against the spread of the invasive zebra mussel in at least three lakes.

08/05/2011

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Minnesota Duck Season To Open Week Early This Year

Minnesota’s duck hunting season will open a week earlier than usual. Opening day shooting hours also will be earlier, and the annual youth waterfowl hunt will fall on an earlier date this year.

08/02/2011

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Call It Extreme Makeover: Trout Stream Edition

The Department of Natural Resources and Trout Unlimited are wrapping up a major project to improve aquatic habitat on nearly a mile of the Vermillion River, a trophy brown trout stream near Farmington.

06/18/2011

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Zoo Official Says Stray Wolf Had To Be Put Down

The wolf that escaped from the Minnesota Zoo yesterday had a lot of people talking on Thursday.

06/09/2011

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Minn. DNR To Re-Run Lottery For Bear-Hunt Permits

Hunters who think they’ve already received a Minnesota bear-hunting permit for this year will have to wait a little longer for confirmation.

05/28/2011

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DNR Shoots Black Bear In Oakdale

The bear was spotted around 4:30 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Henry Street and Second Avenue.

05/20/2011

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Funding Cut For Asian Carp Barrier At Coon Rapids Dam

It’s a move wildlife officials said will allow for the spread of invasive Asian Carp.

05/19/2011

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Helping Walleyes Spawn A Better Fishery

There’s a spot where the Pine River meets Upper Whitefish Lake, north of Brainerd, where walleyes run fat and healthy. This time of year their bellies are heavy with eggs.

05/06/2011

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