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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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DNR St. Paul Fish Hatchery Produces 30M Walleye Per Year

It’s the height of the walleye fishing season and every weekend, lakes around Minnesota are filled with anglers searching for that big catch.

05/29/2014

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Mille Lacs Bass Offer Alternative To Walleyes

While fisheries managers try to figure out how to restore the struggling walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake, they’re encouraging anglers to consider what had been unthinkable for many: eat bass instead.

05/18/2014

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Minnesotans Get Out On The Water For Fishing Opener

Nearly a half million people are out on Minnesota’s lakes this weekend for the state fishing opener. Governor Dayton was in the Brainerd Lakes area, trying his luck on Gull Lake. The governor was among thousands of Minnesotans who got out on the water at the stroke of midnight.

05/10/2014

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Frank & Chris Head To Governor’s Fishing Opener

The Governor’s Fishing Opener kicks off the walleye and northern pike season at midnight Friday. This year’s festivities are being held in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Gov. Mark Dayton will fish out of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa on Gull Lake.

05/08/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-25-14

To hear reaction to the Wild’s big win in Game 4 plus other highlights from today’s show, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE

04/25/2014

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DNR Being Sued For Alleged ‘Mismanagement’ Of Lake Mille Lacs

In November 1998, Minnesota voters passed a constitutional amendment on the ballot that is meant to preserve the state’s storied hunting and fishing heritage.

04/24/2014

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Fond Du Lac Band To Spear Walleyes In 13 Lakes

The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa has named 13 northeastern Minnesota lakes where members intend to exercise their treaty rights to spear walleyes this spring. The tribe worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to set quotas and select the lakes.

04/08/2014

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DNR Announces Mille Lacs Walleye Regulations For 2014

The walleye regulations on Lake Mille Lacs are largely staying the same for the 2014 fishing season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday. It’s part of a larger plan to increase fishing opportunities, improve walleye numbers and stay within the state’s harvest allocation.

03/25/2014

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Fond Du Lac Band To Spear Walleyes In NE Minn.

The Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa says it plans to exercise its treaty rights for the first time to spear walleyes on northeastern Minnesota lakes this spring. Secretary-Treasurer Ferdinand Martineau Jr. says the tribe is working with the state to determine which lakes and set harvest quotas.

03/07/2014

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Mille Lacs Walleye Rules Likely To Hold Steady

Fisheries officials say walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will likely see regulations similar to last year despite its struggling walleye population. The Department of Natural Resources says the safe harvest level has been set at 60,000 pounds for the upcoming season.

01/31/2014

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Mille Lacs Businesses Suffer Through Worst Summer In Years

Lake Mille Lacs has been known for decades as a Minnesota summer hotspot. But this year, businesses around the lake are saying it’s been one of their worst summers ever. It’s gotten so bad that a popular restaurant with a 90-year history is shutting its doors.

08/06/2013

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Dayton Snags Walleye On Minnesota Fishing Opener

Colder weather and ice, may have kept some from taking part in the fishing opener, but not Gov. Mark Dayton. He hit Fish Hook Lake Saturday morning in Park Rapids for the 66th annual fishing opener. He caught a nice-sized walleye less than a half hour after midnight Saturday morning.

05/13/2013

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