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Burning restrictions to take effect Monday in central Minnesota

Burning restrictions to take effect Monday in central Minnesota

The DNR will place burning restrictions over the central part of the state beginning April 14 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt.

April 2014
Federal funding sweetens DNR’s pot

Federal funding sweetens DNR’s pot

Anyone who’s attempted to buy some particular types of ammunition probably won’t be surprised by the news from Washington last week

March 2014
Muskie size limit debate continues at state Capitol

Muskie size limit debate continues at state Capitol

Game and Fish bills in the state House and Senate continue making progress, and the two bills look relatively similar.

March 2014
Bill to repeal new conservation easement law is on life support

Bill to repeal new conservation easement law is on life support

Despite a setback, legislators still hope to reinstate the incentives for conservation easements.

March 2014
Minnesota Senate committee approves moratorium on wolf hunting and trapping

Minnesota Senate committee approves moratorium on wolf hunting and trapping

Wolf bill likely not going anywhere, but reduction in penalties for deer baiting likely

March 2014
FdL Band exploring elk reintroduction

FdL Band exploring elk reintroduction

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is set to explore the possibility of reintroducing elk into their historical range in the northeastern part of the state.

March 2014
Obama budget has full LWCF funding

Obama budget has full LWCF funding

President Barack Obama followed through Tuesday with a pledge to seek full funding of the touted Land and Water Conservation Fund

March 2014
Lake of the Woods: 12 charged, 80 violations

Lake of the Woods: 12 charged, 80 violations

The DNR’s Enforcement Division last week announced that a special operation on Lake of the Woods in January – one that involved around 40 conservation officers – has resulted in the charging of 12 people with a total of 80 violations, ranging from walleye overlimits to illegal bear guiding.

February 2014
Minnesota DNR eagle camera goes live with streaming video from metro nest

Minnesota DNR eagle camera goes live with streaming video from metro nest

America’s national bird, the bald eagle, is about to become a regular visitor in homes, offices and classrooms across the state

February 2014
Legislative preview for 2014: Surprises in the ‘unsession’?

Legislative preview for 2014: Surprises in the ‘unsession’?

Lawmakers come back to town Feb. 25, the start of a legislative session that likely will have everyone moving at a frenetic pace.

February 2014
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