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DNR Unveils Changes Aimed At Mending Mille Lacs Relations

Minnesota’s wildlife officials are making sweeping changes at Mille Lacs Lake to restore trust with locals after shutting down the lake’s walleye fishing season. The Department of Natural Resources is setting up a new outpost on the central Minnesota lake with more staff to monitor its walleye population.

08/27/2015

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How To Promote Mille Lacs During The Walleye Crisis

Lake Mille Lacs has a reputation of being a premiere walleye fishing destination. But many who live along the lake say it should be known for much more. “Mille Lacs at the time when I was growing up was known more as the fishing lake, but that’s evolved over the years,” Mille Lacs Island Resort General Manager Jodi Kanera said.

08/14/2015

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Dayton Promotes Bass Fishing At Lake Mille Lacs Amid Walleye Crisis

After the state abruptly ended walleye fishing season on Lake Mille Lacs, there’s a new push to promote bass fishing there. Gov. Mark Dayton was fishing for bass Saturday after visiting Hunters Resort in Isle. This past week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also loosened some bass fishing restrictions on the lake.

08/08/2015

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Dayton Heads To Mille Lacs For Bass Fishing

Walleye fishing may be over for the season on Lake Mille Lacs, but plenty of people will still be on the water Saturday to wet their lines.

08/07/2015

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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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Good Question: How Does The DNR Count Fish?

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night for the first time in history. The decision was made because of the record-low walleye population on the lake, and because the quota was met for how many walleyes could be harvested this year.

08/04/2015

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Lawmakers Search For Answers In Mille Lacs Walleye Decline

Lawmakers are studying the fallout of the declining walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake. A group of legislators and state officials studying the issue met for the first time Tuesday, the day after the state closed the lake for walleye fishing.

08/04/2015

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Lawmakers Prepare For Special Session On Impact Of Shortened Walleye Season

Minnesota lawmakers will be meeting later Tuesday to talk about a special session designed to help those affected by the shortened walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs.

08/04/2015

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4 Things To Know: Collins To Plead Guilty, New Dash Buttons & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Monday, August 3. They include an expected guilty plea in a high-profile murder case, and a remarkably swift defeat by American MMA athlete Ronda Rousey.

08/03/2015

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Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe Agrees To Halt Netting Due To Walleye Crisis

With the Minnesota state fish in crisis, a Native American tribe Friday said it would not net walleye on Lake Mille Lacs next year.

07/31/2015

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4 Things To Know: Prince’s New Track, Bro Crash & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, July 31. They include a potential special session over the low walleye levels in one Minnesota lake, as well as a funky new jam from Prince’s corner.

07/31/2015

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Gov. Heads To Mille Lacs Over Looming Walleye Fishing Ban

Gov. Mark Dayton will travel to Lake Mille Lacs Friday for a town hall meeting on the walleye crisis. The lack of walleye is so drastic, the Department of Natural Resources may ban walleye fishing altogether.

07/31/2015

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A Look At Poaching In Minnesota After Lion’s Death

A Minnesota dentist is accused of poaching after traveling to Zimbabwe and paying two experts to help him find a lion. It’s also not the first time a Minnesota native has been involved in a poaching case. Most others involve the illegal harvesting of deer, moose or fish, but poaching has a past.

07/29/2015

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Dayton Starts Special Session Legwork For Mille Lacs Lake

Gov. Mark Dayton started laying the groundwork Wednesday to call a potential special session to provide emergency relief to a Mille Lacs Lake area bracing for an abrupt end to its walleye fishing season — perhaps as soon as the end of next week, Dayton said.

07/29/2015

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Dayton Prepared To Call Special Session For Mille Lacs Walleye Decline

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special legislative session to prevent what he calls “economic disaster” at Minnesota’s premiere walleye lake. Lake Mille Lacs is suffering from a decline in its walleye population that is so severe, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may ban walleye fishing altogether.

07/28/2015

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Mille Lacs Business Owners Make Plea To Lawmakers Over Walleye Regulations

Minnesota lawmakers got an earful Wednesday from Mille Lacs County business owners about tough new walleye limits on the state’s most famous lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources imposed a one-walleye limit on Mille Lacs two weeks ago to try to revive the fish population.

04/22/2015

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Mille Lacs Daily Walleye Limit Drops To One Fish

With just a month to go until the statewide fishing opener, anglers who fish lake Mille Lacs received more disappointing news. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the 2015 fishing regulations for Mille Lacs, which cuts the bag limit on walleye in half.

04/08/2015

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When It Comes To Walleye, Obama Won’t Bite

Here in Minnesota, many of us like nothing better than a walleye fish-fry on Fridays.

01/29/2015

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Minnesota Tightens Walleye Rules For 3 Popular BWCA Lakes

Authorities are tightening walleye regulations for three lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but loosening them for another popular northern Minnesota lake.

01/26/2015

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More Restrictive Walleye Regulations For Upper Red Lake

Walleye regulations will be more restrictive on Upper Red Lake beginning next week because of a record December walleye harvest.

01/13/2015

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Northern Pike Spearing Returns To Mille Lacs Lake

The return of northern pike spearing to Mille Lacs Lake for the first time in 32 years is generating a buzz among long-time spearers.

12/08/2014

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Court of Appeals To Hear Mille Lacs Lake Lawsuit

The Minnesota Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group of Mille Lacs Lake resort owners and anglers upset with how the Department of Natural Resources manages the big lake’s walleye population.

11/20/2014

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Westonka Program Aims To Make Minnetonka A Better Walleye Destination

The boating season has pretty much ended on Lake Minnetonka, but to one group of anglers what they did Friday will pay off next summer. They’re with the Westonka Walleye Program, a private effort to improve walleye fishing close to home.

10/31/2014

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DNR To Present Mille Lacs Fish Diet Study

Fisheries officials will give a presentation in Aitkin about a study of what fish eat in Mille Lacs Lake, and how much food is consumed by predator fish in the popular east-central Minnesota lake.

10/22/2014

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DNR Hosts Event On Mille Lacs Walleye Reproduction

The Department of Natural Resources hosts a public discussion Thursday about walleye reproduction in Mille Lacs Lake. The presentation and discussion will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the New Brighton Community Center at 400 10th St. NW .

08/27/2014

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