Ironton City Council approves partnership with Rice Lake Construction Group at April 7th meeting

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/9/21) (Ironton, MN) — The Ironton City Council heard from Rice Lake Construction Group concerning the City Water Plant during their first April meeting Wednesday night. Deerwood Police Chief Mark Taylor, under his report spoke about the recent success of the Farm to Families Free Food giveaways in recent weeks. Fire…
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April 9, 2021 0

South Cass, Crow Wing County added to Burn Restriction List

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (4/7/21) (Minnesota) — As fire season deepens and expands, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added two area counties to the burn restriction list. South Cass County and Crow Wing County are added to the list meaning the State will not issue burning permits for brush or yard waste in…
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April 6, 2021 0

DNR added multiples counties for Burn Restriction list

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/31/21) (Minnesota) — More Minnesota counties have been added to the Department of Natural Resources burn restriction list for Wednesday, March 31st with the warm and dry weather continuing across the state. The DNR has added Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington, and…
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March 30, 2021 0

Former Wildlife Management officer Dave Dickey chats about Grey Wolf, Crossbows

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (3/9/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Hunting from the State Legislative perspective and other change-in-the-weather information was included with Former DNR Wildlife Management officer Dave Dickey. As we began our conversation, Dickey did mention some traction with Grey Wolf Hunts and recent support from a neighboring state. Recent State legislative activity also presented…
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March 9, 2021 0

DNR seeking comments on updates to Grand Rapids area fisheries

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (2/24/21) (Grand Rapids, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is opening up public comments in the management of fisheries in the Grand Rapids area for selected lakes in Itasca County now through Wednesday, March 31st. Management plans for fisheries are used by the DNR to identify specific activities planned…
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February 24, 2021 0

Spring Turkey Hunting applications for WMA due February 12th

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (2/4/21) (Northern MN) — Less than one month away, the beginning of Spring Turkey Hunting Season license sales kicks off for hunting in the Mille Lacs, Carlos Avery, and Whitewater wildlife management areas. Firearms turkey hunters age 18 and older who are interested in a permit to hunt during the A…
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February 4, 2021 0

Conservation officer Bob Mlynar updates on Outdoor safety, Ice Fishing regulations

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (2/3/21) (Aitkin, MN) — DNR Conservation officer Bob Mlynar was back to talk about outdoor safety and ice fishing regulations on the lakes and much more with our monthly conversation.  Before getting into winter related information, Officer Mlynar spoke about the deer feeding ban that remains in effect for Aitkin County.…
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February 3, 2021 0

Minnesota DNR seeks public, local government input on Off-Highway Motorcycle trails

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/26/21)  (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has initiated a statewide master planning project for off-highway motorcycle (OHM) trails. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments regarding the desired types and locations of additional trails, any concerns about OHM trails and related issues. Both OHM riders and…
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January 26, 2021 0

DNR seeking public input for deer population goals for NE, SW parts of State

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/21/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again seeking public input on deer population goals starting Monday, February 8th in certain parts of the state. Deer population goals are how much of an increase or decrease is desired in a deer population in a particular deer permit area,…
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January 21, 2021 0

DNR update Winter Severity Index, maps now available

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/19/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has recently updated maps for the Winter Severity Index to better help understand the climate for the entire state and help manage the whitetail deer population. Wildlife research staff have taken a look at the last 36 years of winter weather to…
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January 19, 2021 0