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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

May 11, 2019
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Fisheries staff with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tagged 1,800 walleyes on Lake Washington, Lake Manuella and Stella Lake in Meeker County.
Walleye study underway on three Meeker County lakes
May 11, 2019 - 6:02pm
Tom Cherveny Tribune/ A fissure caused by underground movement has forced the closure of Highway 67 between the main entrance to the Upper Sioux Agency State Park and the road leading to its campground on the Yellow Medicine River.
Spring setbacks: River parks face big tasks as floodwaters recede along Minnesota River
May 11, 2019 - 2:35pm
April 24, 2019
Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of DNR officer
April 24, 2019 - 2:22pm
April 23, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo

The picturesque stone buildings in Sibley State Park were constructed from 1935 to 1938 by workers with the Veterans Conservation Corps.
Sibley State Park turns 100 today: Events set all summer
April 23, 2019 - 5:19am
April 20, 2019
DNR officer dies after being thrown from boat in Pine County
April 20, 2019 - 5:26pm
April 19, 2019
Sarah Strommen, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
April 19, 2019 - 6:12pm
April 15, 2019
Invasive silver carp. Courtesy Minnesota DNR
DNR confirms invasive silver carp on St. Croix River
April 15, 2019 - 5:03pm
April 12, 2019
Conservation Officer Ed Picht is shown with catfish and fillets he confiscated from violators.
Turn In Poachers posthumously honors Montevideo CO Ed Picht with 2018 Joe Alexander award
April 12, 2019 - 12:20pm
April 9, 2019
Supreme Court allows DNR appeal in Chippewa/Swift ditch case
April 9, 2019 - 8:42am
March 29, 2019
With conservation officers Randy Posner in the bow and Tim Collette on the tiller, Elizabeth and Dan Posner, Randy’s parents, were taken to shore Friday, March 29, after the Crow Wing River rose quickly and surrounded their home. With ice piling up downstream, an ice jam was the apparent cause of the flooding. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
DNR rescues couple after ice jam causes Crow Wing River to overflow
March 29, 2019 - 7:27pm
March 17, 2019
Tribune file photo 

Groundwater usage has grown steadily since the early 1990s in Swift County, and groundwater levels have steadily declined since then as well. Increased irrigation, concentrated livestock operations, and industrial uses have placed more demand on the groundwater resource.
Swift County sees increasing groundwater demands
March 17, 2019 - 12:54pm
March 13, 2019
Minnesota Conservation Officer Kipp Duncan and Hi-Banks Resort owner Tim Wagner examine a fish house whose owner has talked to Wagner about hiring someone to remove it from Fish Lake. The house is at least two miles via ice road from Hi-Banks, Wagner said. Ice houses have to be off area lakes by Monday. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
All permanent shelters must be off northern Minnesota lakes by Monday
March 13, 2019 - 7:12pm
Alex Galt / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A pair of ring-necked pheasants are shown at Morris Wetland Management District in western Minnesota in this undated photo. This winter has been tough on wildlife, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in New London has not received many reports of problems.
Rated 'severe' in this region, winter stresses wildlife too
March 13, 2019 - 5:01am
March 11, 2019
Four moose photographed during the Minnesota DNR's 2019 winter survey conducted in January. These moose were in the Pagami Creek fire area that burned in a 2011 wildlfire, creating perfect moose habitat. Photo by Mike Schrage
Minnesota moose holding their own
March 11, 2019 - 5:46pm
Zebra mussels on a piece of pipe taken from an infested waterway. The Minnesota DNR on Monday, March 11, confirmed zebra mussel larvae have been found in Upper red Lake. Forum News Service file photo.
DNR finds zebra mussel larvae in Upper Red Lake
March 11, 2019 - 4:32pm