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Michigan trophy hunter gets OK to import body of rare black rhino

The numbers of black rhinos have been increasing in recent years with stricter conservation management, but dozens are still illegally poached each year for their horns, which are sold on the black market for use in traditional Chinese medicine and as a status symbol. (Photo via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)WASHINGTON – The Trump administration says it will issue a…

DNR spent nearly $10K to host wasting disease summit

The Wisconsin DNR spent nearly $10,000 to bring wildlife officials from around the Midwest to Madison for a conference on chronic wasting disease. The Associated Press obtained receipts through an open records request that show the agency spent $9,567 on the conference, held July 24-25 at the Monona Terrace convention center. Expenses included $3,103 for hotel rooms, $5,963 to use…

Minnesota’s top court to hear Lake Calhoun-Bde Maka Ska case

Hennepin County asked the DNR for the lake name change because Lake Calhoun was named for pro-slavery former Vice President John Calhoun. But some nearby property owners challenged it. (Photo by Brian Peterson)ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court will decide whether the state DNR has the authority to change the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to its…