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Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
Invasive prairie plant found in Yellow Medicine County
Former college linebacker sues bars, attackers for injury in 2014 Mankato brawl
Anheuser-Busch to pay SEC $6 million to settle bribery charges
Evergreen likely to be biggest in Minnesota measured in Brainerd
WCT Sports Show: Dawson-Boyd loses but bears gifts
Wildcats Preview: NLS defense chomping at the bit
Cardinals Preview: Willmar to face state's top passing attack
Tiger Woods talking at Ryder Cup, but only to team
Another crash course for new left tackle Clemmings
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
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EJ Dionne: Clinton moves the election in her direction
Patrick Foley: Social Security not an investment
Cal Thomas: Advice for Donald Trump's second debate
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
George Will: Trump's rise reflects America's decay
January 12, 2016
DNR reports discovering more gold grains in northern Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports finding more grains of gold on the surface of forested land southeast of Soudan. The latest...
January 12, 2016 - 10:32am
December 21, 2015
Kandiyohi County efforts against aquatic invasive species receive boost from $118,000 grant
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County’s effort to combat aquatic invasive species received a significant boost last week: a $118,000 two-year grant...
December 21, 2015 - 12:03am
December 19, 2015
Defense challenges use of GPS tracker in western Minn. poaching case
MADISON — A twice-delayed case charging a Dawson man with 13 game and fish violations for the taking of deer is on hold again. Defense attorney William Peterson of Bloomington challenged how investigators tracked the alleged activities of his client, Joshua Liebl, 38. The attorney...
December 19, 2015 - 12:13am
December 18, 2015
DNR seeking watercraft inspection interns for 2016 season
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking intern watercraft inspectors for the 2016 boating season. Inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels....
December 18, 2015 - 12:01am
December 10, 2015
DNR warns of thin ice on lakes
ST. PAUL-- With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice, use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water and...
December 10, 2015 - 11:05pm
November 21, 2015
Hunters bag nearly 120,000 deer through second week of season
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 118,599 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, up from 104,785 from the same period in 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters are seeing more deer this year as we continue to...
November 21, 2015 - 8:55am
October 5, 2015
Boater accused of drowning buck says he was trying to herd it to shore
DETROIT LAKES — A Moorhead man who faces possible charges in the drowning death of a buck on Tulaby Lake told the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources he wasn’t trying to harm the deer.
October 5, 2015 - 12:08am
September 8, 2015
Will Mille Lacs have an ice fishing season? Resorts await winter rules
LAKE MILLE LACS — Since 1954, the Lyback family has been making a living off ice fishing for walleye on Lake Mille Lacs.
September 8, 2015 - 12:08am
August 27, 2015
DNR will add fisheries staff and hatchery facility at Mille Lacs
MILLE LACS LAKE — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday it will create a new fisheries staff and cool-water hatchery dedicated specifically to the recovery of the Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishery. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr announced it. Walleye fishing...
August 27, 2015 - 11:33pm
August 5, 2015
State seeks input on Bonanza Valley groundwater plan
GLENWOOD –– Three public meetings will be conducted this month to hear comments on a draft plan of action for the Bonanza Valley Groundwater Management Area. The 110-page document will serve as a five-year game plan for how the state Department of Natural Resources intends to...
August 5, 2015 - 10:58pm
August 3, 2015
DNR shuts down Lake Mille Lacs walleye season
ST. PAUL — Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will close today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. In an announcement on its website Sunday, the DNR said it is closing the season because the Lake Mille Lacs walleye harvest has exceeded the state’s yearly quota...
August 3, 2015 - 12:00am
August 1, 2015
Dayton sees ‘resentment’ from public at walleye forum
ISLE — Gov. Mark Dayton took heat from a raucous crowd Friday during a standing-room-only public meeting on the Minnesota government’s potential...
August 1, 2015 - 12:13am
July 2, 2015
DNR prioritizes stopping drunk boaters this weekend
WILLMAR — July Fourth is a holiday because it represents independence, and, in Minnesota, celebrating the holiday often means getting out on the lake. Celebration lends itself to adult beverage consumption, which can inhibit safety — especially during a high-traffic boating weekend...
July 2, 2015 - 11:30pm
June 29, 2015
Feed the minnows, feed the muskies
Hannah Anema tosses minnow feed into one of the 15 Minnesota DNR fish ponds in New London Monday morning. The flathead and sucker minnows are...
June 29, 2015 - 10:51pm
May 8, 2015
Minnesota pulls out all the stops to protect walleye
BEMIDJI — Jim Carlson cut the engine of his Lund fishing boat, gliding into a harbor on the southern shore of Leech Lake. He swung a leg onto...
May 8, 2015 - 11:29pm