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Detroit Lakes Area Residents Are Reminded of DNR Aquatic Plant Management Permit Requirements Related to Control of Flowering Rush

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) supports well-planned control of flowering rush, which is an invasive species. Nevertheless, lakeshore residents and users must ensure that control of this plant does not cause unintended harm, such as the removal of native bulrush or the further spread of flowering rush from…


Small Game Hunting Opens in Minnesota Sept. 13, Blaze Orange Required

Grouse, rabbit, squirrel and partridge seasons open Sept. 13, offering Minnesotans the chance to discover the state’s vast amounts of land open to public hunting, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Small game season is a forgotten pleasure,” said Dennis Simon, DNR wildlife section chief. “It doesn’t…


Deadline to Apply for Prairie Chicken, Fall Turkey Hunts is July 25

Hunters who wish to apply for one of 186 permits for the 2008 Minnesota prairie chicken season or for one of 7,660 permits for the fall turkey hunt must do so by July 25. Applications are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, according to the Department of Natural…


Graduation Time Brings Water Accidents

At this time of year, there are tragic stories of young people who either drown or become seriously injured in water accidents while attending graduation party festivities. Unfortunately, most accidents could have been prevented with adult guidance and supervision, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Tim Smalley,…


DNR Finds Eurasian Watermilfoil in a New Lake Near Brainerd

Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive species already found in some Minnesota lakes, was discovered Monday in Upper Mission Lake, located 15 miles north of Brainerd. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff were conducting a survey of aquatic plants when they noticed fragments of Eurasian watermilfoil floating in the lake. Rooted…


Take Advantage of Take-a-Kid Fishing Weekend June 6-8

Minnesotans who want to catch some quality family time are encouraged to take advantage of Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, which is June 6-8. Minnesota residents 18 and older can fish for free during these days when they accompany an angler younger than 16. “Most kids would love to go fishing,” said…


DNR Wants to Create More Opportunities to Catch Muskie and Pike

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials are creating a management plan designed to increase angler opportunities to land trophy-sized muskellunge and northern pike. “Demand is growing but our supply is limited,” said Jason Moeckel, DNR Fisheries Operations Manager. “The purpose of this plan is to guide fisheries management so…


High-Tech Treasure Hunt Launches May 11 in Minnesota State Parks

For those who love playing with new gadgets, searching for treasure and exploring the great outdoors, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has combined all three in a new event they are calling the Minnesota State Parks Geocaching History Challenge. Courtland Nelson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division director, said…


Root River Trail Repaired and Ready for Riding

One of Minnesota’s most popular and scenic bike trails is again open. Spring is a great time to enjoy it, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). While parts of the 42-mile Root River State Trail were closed in the aftermath of torrential rains and flooding last August,…