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January 23, 2010
Last year about 10 acres of corn were planted in the Killen waterfowl refuge on the north end of Marsh Lake to diversify the menu offered to waterfowl. The area is kept dry through the growing season to allow a diverse mix of annual grasses to thrive and produce a bumper crop of seeds for hungry waterfowl when the area is flooded during the fall migration period. Submitted photos
Managed sanctuary being looked at as part of strategy to improve waterfowl hunting
January 23, 2010 - 12:00am
January 14, 2010
Natural gas tumbles after supply report
January 14, 2010 - 11:35am
January 11, 2010
Feds recommend approval of 2 Rockies gas lines
January 11, 2010 - 2:15pm
Pheasants, like these walking Saturday morning along a road north of Willmar near Solomon Lake, are becoming a common sight this winter as the birds feed in more open areas free of crusted snow. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Snow, cold also hard on wildlife
January 11, 2010 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
Yellow Medicine County officials express frustration over state rules regarding overpopulation of coyotes
October 28, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Pheasant hunters have found the early going tough. With all of the area's corn still to be harvested, the advantage clearly belongs to the roosters. The best success is found during the first and last shooting hours. Tribune photos by Tom Cherveny
Late harvest has made for a slow start to waterfowl, pheasant seasons
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 3, 2009
Wis. utilities say cost to heat homes with natural gas dropping
September 3, 2009 - 11:08am
July 1, 2009
A "for lease" sign hangs above the front entrance at the former Minnesota Department of Natural Resources office at 4566 Highway 71 N.E. in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
DNR moves wildlife office out of Willmar; position is cut
July 1, 2009 - 12:00am
January 8, 2009
Meeker County added to DNR Internet-based burning permit system
January 8, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Barricades block a 1¼-mile segment of the Glacial Lakes Trail north of New London. The Department of Natural Resources put up the barricades until a land dispute is settled between the state and an individual who has title to a 300-foot section of land where the trail is located. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Land dispute leads to partial closure of local trail
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am
December 1, 2008
This trailcam photo is one of several circulating on the Internet recently purporting to show cougars in northern Minnesota. Authorities have identified the animals as habitating in South Dakota. [Photo courtesy Wisconsin DNR]
Minnesota DNR disputes cougar sighting claims
December 1, 2008 - 8:00am
October 25, 2008
Bet that you didn't know ...
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
Bernard Sietman prepares to submerge in search of freshwater mussels in the Chippewa River downstream of the Minnesota Trunk Highway 40 bridge. Sietman and co-worker Mike Davis of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources devoted three days to surveying mussels and marking over 100 locations on the riverbed for future monitoring. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Freshwater mussels really matter to river's ecosystem
October 25, 2008 - 12:00am
January 23, 2007
DNR instructed to ask South Dakota to convene Boundary Waters Commission
January 23, 2007 - 12:00am