Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
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February 21, 2003

Feb. 21: 3rd Annual Washington County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., The Prom Center in Oakdale. For more info call Chris Olafson, 651-578-9546.

Feb. 22: PF Banquet, Hartland Fairbault County, Delavan High School, Delavan, MN, 5 p.m. Feb. 22: Banquet, Springfield Community Center, 5:30 p.m. For more info call Garry Beermann, 507-274-6502. Feb. 22: Chosen Valley DU (Chatfield) Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Fountain Community Center. For more info call Mike Pederson, 507-867-3923. Feb. 22: East Central Spurs 5th Annual …

Feb. 21: 3rd Annual Washington County PF Banquet, 5 p.m., The Prom Center in Oakdale. For more info call Chris Olafson, 651-578-9546. Read More »

St. Paul A proposed new management plan for the Mississippi Scenic Riverway between St. Cloud and Anoka is now available for public review and comment.

The draft plan guides DNR and local government management of the Mississippi River portion designated as a State Wild and Scenic River. The designated portion of the river runs from the 10th Street Dam in St. Cloud to the northwest boundaries of Anoka and Champlin. The draft plan includes several proposed changes to land use

St. Paul The 2003 Minnesota Boat and Marine Products Show continues through this weekend at Touchstone Energy Place at RiverCentre. The show runs Feb. 20-23.

Boats at the show run the gamut, from fishing boats to pontoons to personal watercraft and canoes. Seminar speakers at the show include walleye pro Scott Fairbairn and electronics expert Bill Diedrich. Stop by the live trout pond and practice catch and release, or take your catch home. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m.

Turkey, goose, chicken on DNR meeting platter

Associate Editor St. Paul Sportsmen and women will get a chance to be heard at a series of upcoming meetings on DNR-proposed hunting changes. Among the most discussed outside the world of whitetails are proposals that would change the September Canada goose and spring turkey seasons, and create the first hunt for prairie chickens in

St. Paul For the 25 percent of all-terrain vehicle owners living in the seven-county metro region, finding a place to ride usually has meant trailering machines a few hours to drive them.

Changing that will require partnerships between off-highway riders and local units of government. The DNR’s metro region OHV system plan notes the region’s rapid growth may create opportunities for temporary facilities that serve as a bridge between a property’s former rural use and future, more urbanized uses. A complete copy of the draft Metro Region

Twin Cities Metro

NORTHEAST METRO There’s been some pretty consistent crappie reports coming off Bald Eagle Lake, Forest Lake, Lake Phalen, and Lake Jarvis in 15 to 20 feet of water. The prime bite has taken place during low-light periods of the day on these lakes. There are numbers of small sunfish biting on Lake Jane in eight

DNR learning more about duck, goose rest stops’

Field Editor St. Paul Migrating waterfowl are not so different from human travellers. Both need places where they can stop for a rest and a good meal before continuing on their journey. “Migration is demanding on duck physiology,” says Ray Norrgard, wetland specialist for the Minnesota DNR. “A duck travelling the length of Minnesota during

Pawlenty budget cuts cost DNR $29 million

Editor St. Paul DNR programs funded through dedicated accounts came through relatively unscathed in the 2004-05 biennial budget proposal that Gov. Tim Pawlenty unveiled on Tuesday. Agency-wide, however, cuts from the state’s General Fund mean a 12-percent reduction in in funding, or $29 million in DNR cuts over the biennium, according to Brad Moore, DNR

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