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February 14, 2019
A sturgeon estimated to weigh 120 pounds was caught in the St. Croix River recently by 
Darren Troseth of Jordan, Minn. It is believed to be the biggest record fish ever caught in Minnesota.
WATCH: Minnesota angler pulls 120-pound sturgeon through ice
February 14, 2019 - 10:50am
February 10, 2019
White tail deer are expected to multiply fast as Minnesota's climate alters. Warmer winters means less snow, which means they will be able to forage for food more easily. Forum News Service file photo
Packin’ up and heading north? Climate change is affecting Minnesota more than most states
February 10, 2019 - 3:21pm
January 26, 2019
Minnesota Conservation Officer Jake Willis is investigating the unusual deaths of more than 40 mammals and birds dumped along Minnesota Highway 23 just outside Duluth earlier this month. Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Rehabilitation volunteer admits wrongly disposing of dead critters
January 26, 2019 - 5:36pm
January 25, 2019
A rendering of what the Pelican River in downtown Pelican Rapids, Minn., would look like if the current dam was removed and replaced by rapids. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
McFeely: Pelican Rapids confronts future of downtown dam
January 25, 2019 - 6:40pm
Minnesota Conservation Officer Jake Willis is investigating the unusual deaths of more than 40 mammals and birds dumped along Minnesota Highway 23 just outside Duluth earlier this month. It's unclear how the animals were killed. Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Dozens of dead mammals, birds dumped outside Duluth
January 25, 2019 - 5:03pm
January 24, 2019
Doug Franke, area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Thief River Falls, photographed this mule deer buck Jan. 14, north of Thief River Falls. The buck, which appeared physically healthy, was shot by DNR conservation officer Tony Elwell on Jan. 17 after acting disoriented and posing a threat to motorists. Results from lymph node and brain tests are pending. Photo courtesy of Doug Franke, Minnesota DNR
DNR shoots wayward mule deer acting strangely near Thief River Falls
January 24, 2019 - 4:38pm
January 13, 2019
This emaciated deer in Iowa County, Wis., was later confirmed to have CWD. Most animals that carry the disease look healthy. It's only in the final stages where they become sickly looking. Wisconsin DNR photo.
CWD battle heats up in Minnesota: Fatal deer disease keeps spreading, has crossed species
January 13, 2019 - 2:04pm
January 12, 2019
Sarah Strommen, new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, holds a big walleye she landed during the 2018 Governor's Fishing Opener near Willmar, Minn. An avid hunter and angler, Strommen previously was an assistant DNR commissioner. Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR
New Minn. DNR commissioner outlines challenges, priorities and opportunities as she begins new job
January 12, 2019 - 2:52pm
January 7, 2019
Minnesota DNR hires new big game program leader
January 7, 2019 - 2:55pm
January 5, 2019
As part of the September fall gillnet survey on Lake of the Woods, fisheries crews set four, 250-foot nets at each of 16 sites on the Minnesota side of the lake from the south shore to the Northwest Angle, leaving the nets in overnight and checking them the next day. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Fall survey confirms strong walleye and sauger populations in Lake of the Woods
January 5, 2019 - 11:56am
December 4, 2018
DNR sets two deer hunts in southeast Minnesota to contain chronic wasting disease
December 4, 2018 - 4:57pm
September 17, 2018
A lake sturgeon fingerling about to be released into Big Stone Lake in August 2018 in a joint fisheries venture between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Courtesy photo / Minnesota DNR
Expect big sturgeon on Big Stone Lake someday
September 17, 2018 - 3:52pm
February 16, 2018
Not all lakes and rivers with thin ice have these warning signs. Experts say people who go onto ice should check its depth regularly to make sure it is safe. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo
'He was to the point of giving up.' Behind the numbers, trends emerge in MN ice fatalities
February 16, 2018 - 8:36am
November 3, 2017
An angler holds a good-sized walleye caught on Mille Lacs Lake in July 2013. Forum News Service file photo
Mille Lacs Lake will be open for limited walleye ice fishing
November 3, 2017 - 3:39pm
August 25, 2017
Minn. DNR clearing up errors in hunting, trapping handbook
August 25, 2017 - 2:13pm