DNR, Minnesota State University Use GPS To Study Elk HabitatsResearchers plan to put GPS radio collars on around 20 female elk in northwestern Minnesota starting later this month as part of a project that aims to improve understanding of the animals' movements and habitat use.
2015 Sees Highest Boat-Related Fatalities In A DecadeMinnesota ended 2015 with its highest number of boating deaths in a decade. The DNR said there were 18 boating-related deaths last year. The Star Tribune reports that's the most since 23 people died in 2005.
Minn. DNR's EagleCam Goes Live On 'Give To The Max' DayFans of the popular Minnesota DNR EagleCam, rejoice! The live stream is now up. The DNR says the live stream, which began streaming Thursday, shows the same female eagle from last year.
DNR Says It's Looking Like A 'Spectacular' AutumnIt's one of the best times of year in Minnesota, in large part because of our beautiful fall colors.
'Glory Index' Shows This Summer Is Minnesota's 3rd Best On RecordThe Minnesota DNR says so far this has been the third “most glorious” on record, according to the all-new “Summer Glory Index.” The index is calculated based on ideal temperature, dew point and precipitation.
State Asks Hunters To Help With Bird Flu SurveillanceThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to arm itself with turkey hunters in the fight against bird flu. The state asked hunters in five counties -- Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns -- to help figure out if the virus has spread to wild turkeys.
Man Fined, Loses Boat After Reeling In 40 FishAn out-of-state angler lost his boat for reeling in too many fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Officials say they caught 54-year-old Charles Siegerdt fish fillets well over the limit -- 21 bass (42 fillets) and 19 northern pike (38 fillets) -- at an Itasca County resort.
DNR Urges Caution On Ice Despite Cool DownDespite colder weather, the DNR wants everyone to think twice before going out on the ice right now. The department says because of the recent weather changes, there are inconsistent ice conditions.
Wolf Hunting Season To Close FridayThe third wolf hunting season in Minnesota will close Friday. Hunters and trappers killed more wolves than state goals. That's why opponents want to end wolf hunting.
DNR Settles White Bear Lake LawsuitThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has settled a lawsuit over declining water levels in White Bear Lake. A group of homeowners sued the DNR two years ago, claiming the agency had allowed too much groundwater use in the area.
Invasive Snails Infest St. Louis River Estuary Scientists say a tiny but harmful snail species has taken up residence in the St. Louis River estuary. Doug Jensen of the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program says the discovery of faucet snails marks a substantial range expansion for the invasive species. He says they're asking anglers, boaters and waterfowl hunters within the estuary to be especially vigilant about cleaning their boats, waders and other gear before leaving water accesses.
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