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May 18, 2001

DNR Ecological Services closely watching session

St. Paul While the Minnesota Twins and public education make legislative headlines, the freshwater mussel whose situation is perhaps even more critical in this state continues to fight for funding. More aptly, the Ecological Services Division of the Minnesota DNR is attempting to secure funding to continue its Mussel Resource Survey, which is two years …

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No elk hunt this year DNR Reports St. Paul Moose hunting will resume in northeastern Minnesota this fall for the first time since 1999, according to the DNR. The 2000 northeast Minnesota moose hunt was canceled as an efficiency measure during a time of budget and staff shortages. The northwest moose hunt has been closed

St. Paul Tim Smalley, boating safety specialist with the Minnesota DNR, has been recognized for his efforts in preventing boating accidents. At a recent meeting of the Northern Association of Boating Administrators in Newport, R.I., Smalley was presented

Smalley, who has been the boating safety specialist for the DNR since 1984, has made a mark on boating safety, not only in Minnesota, but nationally and even in Canada. “Tim’s expertise has been tapped over the years by various water safety organizations,” said Kim Elverum, DNR Boat and Water Safety Program administrator. “I was

Rochester, Minn. The Minnesota DNR has scheduled a May 24 public meeting to coincide with a 30-day comment period on a proposed off-highway vehicle plan for southeastern Minnesota.

The meeting will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Heintz Center on College View Drive Southeast in Rochester. Written comments may be submitted until June 5 at the Minnesota DNR, 2300 Silver Creek Road Northeast, Rochester, MN 55906. Currently in southeast Minnesota, opportunities to ride OHVs on public land are limited to two trail

Rochester, Minn. State and federal officials hope to save an endangered mussel in the Mississippi River and in the process, control the zebra mussel that’s infested the river.

Officials have outlined efforts to help the endangered Higgens’ eye pearlymussel, which once was common on the river from the Twin Cities to Missouri. Recently, the zebra mussel has contributed to the demise of the Higgens’ eye by overwhelming them and not letting them breed or breathe. Officials may attempt to boost their numbers by

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Forecast bright for fishing opener 2001

Associate Editor St. Paul A long winter, late spring, and low oxygen levels during that long winter notwithstanding, Minnesota’s fishing opener should turn out pretty darn good. Weather permitting. Minnesota DNR Fisheries personnel report the walleye spawn should be complete and many of those large females should already be looking for food in some of

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