Minnesota's Ojibwe tribes consider wild rice to be a sacred and important food source that's critical to their cultural identity. The tribes also argued that higher sulfate levels could translate into higher mercury levels in the fish they eat.
Excess chloride can damage aquatic life reproduction.
Former Department of Interior officials object to recent Trump administration ruling on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Interior’s Office of the Solicitor declared last month that the MBTA does not prohibit incidental take of birds. These natural resources professionals and career public servants disagree.
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The largest collection of Minnesota trophy bucks under one roof happens March 9, 10 and 11, 2018 at the Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic offers the biggest…
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A top-notch keynote speaker for 2018 DNR Roundtable, and the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame announces its 2018 inductees
Conservationists interested in meeting the BHA president have an opportunity on Jan. 4, and several worthy Minnesotans will enter the state’s fishing hall o’ fame.
Rough ring-necked pheasant hunts: Minnesota’s public land holds some roosters, but don’t expect easy shooting
Just over a week remains in Minnesota’s 2017 pheasant hunting season, and despite tough conditions and savvy upland birds, you can still fill the game bag.
Stepp will oversee environmental protection laws and regulations in the region that includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
Rogue animal? At a time when bears should be hibernating, one shot and killed after two separate attacks in northern Minnesota
A dog and two men injured in the two incidents; none of the injuries thought to be serious.
So far only the banded female has been positively identified, but the thought is that this is the same pair that has occupied the nest for the last five years.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wildlife experts say they are treating more injured snowy owls than usual this year in Minnesota. The owls have flown thousands of miles from the Arctic and are being spotted in higher numbers in parts of…
Given no deer with CWD were found in north-central and central Minnesota, the DNR will narrow surveillance next fall to areas closer to the farms where CWD was detected. A fourth precautionary surveillance area will be added in fall 2018 in Winona County because CWD recently was detected in captive deer there.
CWD was also detected in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck last month at the deer farm.
Want a rewarding hunt? Chase wild roosters on public land during the late-season with a hard-charging dog.
The sport show formally dedicated this year's 25th anniversary show to Tuma, who’s been a featured seminar speaker at the event since its inception in 1992.
The new regulations on inland waters will be in effect starting March 1; however, fishing for northern pike is not allowed on these waters until the fishing opener on Saturday, May 12.
Survey: Walleye numbers down slightly from last year on Lake of the Woods; sauger numbers hold steady
Despite being down a bit, walleye numbers still higher than long-term average.
Hunter-harvested white-tailed buck has personalized ear tags, and the DNR wants to know who put them there.
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