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

Minnesota enters ‘drought warning’ phase, according to DNR

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/19/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other agencies are now taking extra precautions and measures, with 52-percent of the State experiencing severe drought and 4-percent in extreme drought, as Minnesota enters into the drought warning phase. The designation of the warning phase occurs when a significant portion…
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July 19, 2021 0

Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake opens July 16th

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/14/21) (Mille Lacs Lake, MN) — Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lakes returns to catch-and-release regulations on Friday, July 16th according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The two-week walleye fishing closure remains in place until Thursday, July 15th while all other species are open for angling. Catch-and-release walleye fishing…
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July 14, 2021 0

DNR asking public for comment on proposed sunfish regulations

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/7/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to comment on proposed special fishing regulations that would allow anglers to keep fewer sunfish from 50 lakes across Minnesota. The proposed regulations would lower bag limits on 50 lakes that would go into effect in March 2022,…
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July 7, 2021 0

DNR considering metallic mineral leases in Aitkin, Carlton counties

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embrqmail.com (7/5/21) (Aitkin County) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is considering requests from Kennecott Exploration Company and Vermillion Gold, Incorporated for negotiated nonferrous metallic minerals leases, as both companies have been exploring the minerals for years. According to the DNR, Kennecott holds a number of state metallic mineral leases in…
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July 5, 2021 0

Oak Wilt located in Crow Wing County

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/24/21) (Crow Wing County, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is informing Crow Wing County residents of the presence of Oak wilt, a non-native invasive fungal disease that was discovered for the first time in the County. Oak wilt has now been discovered in 40 Minnesota counties and continues…
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June 24, 2021 0

Northern Pike limits across Minnesota

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/17/21) (Minnesota) — Anglers out hitting the waters need to be aware of regulations for those wishing to keep northern pike, according to the latest in regulations from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Minnesotas has three northern pike zones (North-central, Northeast, South) that apply to inland waters and reflect the…
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June 17, 2021 0

Take a Kid Fishing weekend is June 11-13

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/11/21) (Minnesota) — Today, Friday, June 11th, kicks off a fun weekend to get out on the water with “Take a Kid Fishing” Weekend across Minnesota. Friday, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing with them. Children aged…
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June 11, 2021 0