2015 Sees Highest Boat-Related Fatalities In A DecadeMinnesota ended 2015 with its highest number of boating deaths in a decade. The DNR said there were 18 boating-related deaths last year. The Star Tribune reports that's the most since 23 people died in 2005.
Minn. DNR's EagleCam Goes Live On 'Give To The Max' DayFans of the popular Minnesota DNR EagleCam, rejoice! The live stream is now up. The DNR says the live stream, which began streaming Thursday, shows the same female eagle from last year.
DNR Says It's Looking Like A 'Spectacular' AutumnIt's one of the best times of year in Minnesota, in large part because of our beautiful fall colors.
'Glory Index' Shows This Summer Is Minnesota's 3rd Best On RecordThe Minnesota DNR says so far this has been the third “most glorious” on record, according to the all-new “Summer Glory Index.” The index is calculated based on ideal temperature, dew point and precipitation.
State Asks Hunters To Help With Bird Flu SurveillanceThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to arm itself with turkey hunters in the fight against bird flu. The state asked hunters in five counties -- Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns -- to help figure out if the virus has spread to wild turkeys.
Man Fined, Loses Boat After Reeling In 40 FishAn out-of-state angler lost his boat for reeling in too many fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Officials say they caught 54-year-old Charles Siegerdt fish fillets well over the limit -- 21 bass (42 fillets) and 19 northern pike (38 fillets) -- at an Itasca County resort.
DNR Urges Caution On Ice Despite Cool DownDespite colder weather, the DNR wants everyone to think twice before going out on the ice right now. The department says because of the recent weather changes, there are inconsistent ice conditions.
Wolf Hunting Season To Close FridayThe third wolf hunting season in Minnesota will close Friday. Hunters and trappers killed more wolves than state goals. That's why opponents want to end wolf hunting.
DNR Settles White Bear Lake LawsuitThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has settled a lawsuit over declining water levels in White Bear Lake. A group of homeowners sued the DNR two years ago, claiming the agency had allowed too much groundwater use in the area.
Invasive Snails Infest St. Louis River Estuary Scientists say a tiny but harmful snail species has taken up residence in the St. Louis River estuary. Doug Jensen of the University of Minnesota Sea Grant program says the discovery of faucet snails marks a substantial range expansion for the invasive species. He says they're asking anglers, boaters and waterfowl hunters within the estuary to be especially vigilant about cleaning their boats, waders and other gear before leaving water accesses.
DNR Ups Licenses For 2014 Wolf SeasonThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is increasing the number of licenses available for the 2014 wolf hunting season. The DNR announced they would be making 3,800 hunting and trapping licenses available, which is an increase of 500 from last year's seasons.
DNR To Life Ban On Night Fishing At Mille Lacs LakeNight fishing is returning to one of Minnesota's most popular lakes. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will lift the ban on fishing at night on Mille Lacs Lake next Monday.
New Online Tool Helps Select Perfect State ParkThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has a new online tool to help visitors select a state park that's the perfect fit.
DNR Sets New Deer Goals For Southeastern Minnesota Wildlife managers plan to boost the whitetail deer population in several parts of southeastern Minnesota while holding deer numbers steady or bringing them down in certain other zones in the region. The Department of Natural Resources said the decision reflects input from the public and a stakeholder advisory team. Similar processes elsewhere are expected to affect deer hunting regulations over much of the state during the next several years.
DNR St. Paul Fish Hatchery Produces 30M Walleye Per YearIt's the height of the walleye fishing season and every weekend, lakes around Minnesota are filled with anglers searching for that big catch.