Landwehr The Listener: Surviving 1 Of State's Toughest JobsPeople in far northwestern Minnesota had long been upset with the Department of Natural Resources, and a dispute that erupted after the DNR closed some ATV trails crossing public lands was just one of the last straws. So one day after Tom Landwehr got the job as DNR commissioner in 2011, Gov. Mark Dayton ordered him up to Kittson and Roseau counties.
Dayton Out With 10-Point Plan To Rescue Pheasant PopulationGov. Mark Dayton released a 10-point plan Monday for addressing a long decline in Minnesota's pheasant population, with some steps for helping the game bird underway and other goals that will be closely tracked for signs of progress.
Minnesota Inches Toward Final Diversion Plan ReviewMinnesota officials are inching toward completing a review of the Red River diversion project. The Department of Natural Resources released a draft Monday of its environmental impact study of the $2 billion flood control project.
Chippewa Tribes To Challenge Rights To Off-Reservation RicingWild 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.
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.
DNR Draws Up Walleye Stocking Plan For Lake Mille LacsThe 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.
Minnesota Lawmakers Wary Of Special Session For Mille LacsMinnesota 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.
Dayton Unsure of Minnesota's Next Step On Wolf HuntingGov. 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.
Simple Goal Of Pheasant Summit: How To Get More BirdsMinnesota'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.
Early Snow Opens Minnesota’s Snowmobile TrailsEven though it's not officially winter, it is officially snowmobile season in Minnesota.
DNR: Mpls. Lock Closure ‘Step Forward’ In Halting Asian CarpThe 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.
Bear Researcher Gets No Reprieve From GovernorA 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.