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

State Park passes available at East Central Regional Libraries

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/10/21) (Aitkin, MN) — The East Central Regional Library is now offering free, 7-day vehicle passes to any of the 75 state parks and recreation areas in Minnesota. Branches in Aitkin, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties can now allow patrons ages 18 and older with an active library account to…
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June 10, 2021 0

Conservation Officer Reports District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the hot weather resulted in lots of people heading to Rainy Lake to escape the heat or at least get a reprieve from it. Fishing activity has mainly been limited to the mornings or evenings because of the heat. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license in…
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June 9, 2021 0

DNR reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be Bear Aware this Summer

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/3/21) (Minnesota) — As the temperatures increase and wildlife continues to be adventurous, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hikers, campers, and other recreaters to be aware of bears when heading outdoors.  People can peacefully share the outdoors with bears by paying attention to where and when they are most…
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June 3, 2021 0

DNR reminds Mille Lacs walleye anglers of June 1st, summer regulations

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/1/21) (Mille Lacs Lake) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake that the catch and release walleye season starts June 1st and to stay up to date on the fishing regulations. The Catch and Release season runs from June 1st to Wednesday, June 30th.…
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June 1, 2021 0