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Chippewa Tribes To Challenge Rights To Off-Reservation Ricing

Wild rice is, without question, the most culturally-important food to Minnesota’s Native American people. Wild Rice that is growing on pristine northern lakes is now in season. It is an annual activity that can be harvested by anyone, assuming they purchase the $15-per-day or $25-per-season license.

08/20/2015

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Governor Dayton Calls Mille Lacs Situation A ‘Crisis’

After an abrupt end to the Mille Lacs walleye fishing season, Minnesota’s governor is ramping up his push for a special session for state financial aid.

08/06/2015

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DNR Draws Up Walleye Stocking Plan For Lake Mille Lacs

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has drawn up a restocking plan for walleye in Lake Mille Lacs, a step that hasn’t been taken before on the iconic lake.

08/06/2015

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Minnesota Lawmakers Wary Of Special Session For Mille Lacs

Minnesota lawmakers are pumping the brakes on Gov. Mark Dayton’s call for a special session to aid Mille Lacs Lake businesses hurting from the early closure of walleye fishing season.

08/05/2015

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Dayton Unsure of Minnesota’s Next Step On Wolf Hunting

Gov. Mark Dayton is consulting with his Department of Natural Resources chief on how the state should respond to a federal ruling that outlaws hunting of gray wolves.

12/29/2014

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Simple Goal Of Pheasant Summit: How To Get More Birds

Minnesota’s pheasant population has been on a long-term decline. Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping the first Minnesota Pheasant Summit this weekend will lay some ground for changing that.

12/11/2014

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Early Snow Opens Minnesota’s Snowmobile Trails

Even though it’s not officially winter, it is officially snowmobile season in Minnesota.

12/01/2014

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DNR: Mpls. Lock Closure ‘Step Forward’ In Halting Asian Carp

The Department of Natural Resources says a huge step forward was taken recently in the fight against Asian carp after President Barack Obama signed legislation to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic.

06/11/2014

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Bear Researcher Gets No Reprieve From Governor

A Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he’s studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal. Bear researcher Lynn Rogers sounded optimistic after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday. But Landwehr said afterward he does not plan to lift his decision to rescind Rogers’ permit to keep tracking collars on bears in the Ely area.

07/22/2013

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Clean Up Stations Making It Easier For Minn. To Fend Off Zebra Mussels

The fight against invasive plants and animals just got easier. That’s good news because zebra mussels are becoming an increasingly bigger problem in Minnesota.

07/21/2013

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DNR: Supreme Court Denies Wolf Hunt Petition

The Minnesota Supreme Court denied a petition Friday that sought a review of a request to stop Minnesota’s wolf hunt season, the Department Natural Resources said.

10/26/2012

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Minnesotans Asked To Help Reduce Fire Danger

With fire danger high, Minnesota officials are asking for the public’s help in reducing the risk of wildfires.

10/03/2012

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DNR Officials Expect Limited Wolf Season In 2012

Officials with the Minnesota DNR have started planning for a limited gray wolf hunting and trapping season later this year.

01/06/2012

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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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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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Minnesota State Employees Returning To Work

State employees began returning to work in Minnesota Thursday after a new budget agreement ended a government shutdown of nearly three weeks.

07/21/2011

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DNR Commissioner Greets Employees With Cookie

Department of Natural Resource Commissioner Tom Landwehr welcomed several hundred employees back to work after the longest government shutdown in decades.

07/21/2011

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New DNR Commissioner Suggests License Fee Scale

At Capra’s Bait and Sporting Goods, customers know that the cost of a license or stamp is the price of admission to Minnesota’s great outdoors.

01/07/2011