Tag: MN DNR

Conservation Officer Weekly Report 10/6/21

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports lots of people were out enjoying the woods and water, whether it was fishing, hunting, riding ATVs, or hiking. Animal-related complaints and trespass complaints were handled throughout the week. A law presentation was given to an area trapper education class. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports working…
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October 6, 2021 0

Mn DNR Conservation Report District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports fall recreational activities are increasing with bear hunting and ATV riding being the main focuses. Instructing emergency vehicle operations to fellow conservation officers was conducted at Camp Ripley. More than 50 local youth received their firearms safety certificate over the weekend. CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports…
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September 16, 2021 0

Mn DNR Conservation Report District 5 – Eveleth area

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the fall goose and early teal season started over the weekend, which brought questions and a few complaints. All were handled with education, not citations. Bear hunting continues, along with people still out trying to fish and boat on Rainy Lake over the holiday weekend. People are reminded…
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September 8, 2021 0

Rain allows for easing of some wildfire-related restrictions in Minnesota

With cautious optimism, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adjusting some wildfire-related restrictions in Minnesota due to improved field conditions. While a large portion of the state remains in drought conditions, recent rain events have decreased, though not eliminated, wildfire risk in northern and central Minnesota. Beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 3, this…
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September 3, 2021 0

MN DNR Weekly Report District 5 – Eveleth area

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports a youth ATV Safety Class was held in which more than 40 area youth received their certification. Fishing and boating continue to be main activities with the hot weather returning to the area. Hopefully, bear-related complaints will be fewer as bear baiting has started, but people should continue…
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August 18, 2021 0

Minnesota DNR Report District 5 – Eveleth area

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports animal-related complaints were handled. People are reminded again that the bears are hungry, so three things to do to reduce the interaction: remove all food sources; make your presence known when outdoors, i.e. whistle, talk loud or yell; haze the bear within your own safety comfort level, i.e.…
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August 12, 2021 0

Conservation Officer weekly report District-5 8/3/21

District 5 – Eveleth area Last updated: 2021-08-02 CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports fishing and boating enforcement on Rainy Lake continue to be the main focuses of the workload. Fishing success remains fair to good. A wolf-depredation complaint was investigated on a farm in the Littlefork area. Several animal-related complaints were handled. People are…
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August 3, 2021 0

DNR finds Zebra Mussels in Cedar Lake, St. James Mine Pit

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/26/21) (Aitkin County, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources this past week confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Cedar Lake in Aitkin County and in the St. James Mine Pit in Aurora in St Louis County. DNR invasive species specialists followed up on a report from a Cedar…
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July 26, 2021 0

Minnesota Enters Drought Warning Phase

Minnesota is now experiencing severe drought in 52 percent of the state, while 4 percent is in extreme drought. The state has entered the drought warning phase. With this designation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and others are taking additional steps. Current drought information, including details on areas subject to surface water use suspensions, is…
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July 25, 2021 0

DNR confirms Starry Stonewort in Leech Lake

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/21/21) (Leech Lake, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of the starry stonewort in Leech Lake in Cass County. The invasive algae was found near Anderson’s Cove Resort in Steamboat Bay when a company removing aquatic plants contacted the DNR. This would now mark the…
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July 21, 2021 0