Lake Mille Lacs

DNR hires new Mille Lacs fisheries supervisor

Tom Heinrich, who most recently was the large lake specialist covering Lake of the Woods for the Minnesota DNR, will now supervise Lake Mille Lacs fisheries management. Heinrich begins as Mille Lacs fisheries supervisor on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the office in Garrison. He will oversee the extensive field operations that happen throughout the course of the year to assess…

Mille Lacs walleye assessment under more scrutiny this time around

(Photo courtesy of Windigo Images) ONAMIA, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR is netting fish on Lake Mille Lacs as part of the agency’s annual fall assessment. The department’s work is under intense scrutiny because of tighter walleye regulations on the large central Minnesota lake in the last few years, Minnesota Public Radio reported. The survey’s data is expected to determine the harvest…