DNR Proposes $13.3 Million Plan To Address Drought ImpactsAfter a summer of record drought, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday a $13.3 million proposal to address the drought's impact on local water resources and trees.
Police: Coyote On The Loose In RichfieldAuthorities in Richfield are telling citizens to be on alert as a coyote is loose in the city. The Richfield Police Department says the city has received several calls within the last week about a coyote sighting.
Dayton Prepared To Call Special Session For Mille Lacs Walleye DeclineGov. 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.
Cabin Close-Up Time Ideal To Check For InvasivesExperts say cabin close-up time is an ideal opportunity for inspecting boats and water equipment for aquatic invasive species. The Department of Natural Resources is asking every cabin and lake property owner to carefully inspect for invasive species when removing docks, boat lifts, swim rafts and other equipment from the water.
Minn. DNR Launches New App For AnglersAfter a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner -- at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.
Second Chick Hatches In DNR's EagleCam NestAnd then there were two! A second bald eagle chick has hatched in the nest watched over by the Minnesota Department of Resources' EagleCam on Wednesday morning. DNR officials say the second chick is out of their egg, and is being warmed by their parents (who take shifts) alongsidethe eaglet hatched on Tuesday.
More Than 10,000 Comment On PolyMet MineThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the agency has fielded more than 10,000 public comments on the environmental impact statement for PolyMet Mining's plan to build the state's first copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
New Trail Center Now Open At State Park Near Ely Bear Head Lake State Park was voted America's Favorite Park in 2010 in an online contest sponsored by Coca-Cola. The $100,000 prize provided seed money for additional state and federal funding.
DNR: 100+ Wolves Harvested In First HuntOfficials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Monday more than 100 wolves have been shot and killed since the season opened.
Zebra Mussels Found In Gilbert Lake; Farthest NorthThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found in Gilbert Pit, an old mine pit in St. Louis County.