Tag: MN

Representative Marquart Previews 2022 MN Legislative Session

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Legislature will reconvene at the end of January and when they do there will be lots to debate. Although the 2022 session is considered a bonding session, it will technically be a budget year following the announcement of a more than $7 billion budget surplus. District 4B Representative Paul…
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January 3, 2022 0

CWD Update with Rob Baden, MN DNR Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor

Climax, MN — With the recent detection of CWD in a deer near Climax, MN, it’s sent DNR wildlife officials scrambling to take mitigation measures just ahead of the Firearms opener. R & J News caught up Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden to learn more about the situation. Baden explains how the CWD…
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November 4, 2021 0

MN DNR’s Tom Hutchins Talks Life of a CO During Deer Season; Encourages Hunters to Follow Safety Rules & Regulations

Crookston, MN — It’ll be a busy weekend for Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers across the state as somewhere between 350,000 and 400,000 hunters take to their stands for the firearms deer season opener. Local CO’s will be busy following up on complaints, checking licenses, and visiting with fellow hunters. While there isn’t many slow days…
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November 2, 2021 0

Baiting for Upcoming Bear Hunting Season Simplified

Detroit Lakes, MN — The Minnesota Bear hunting season will open in just a few week and the ability to begin baiting for your hunt just started on Friday. That process for bear baiting got a little bit simpler this year. Beginning with the 2021 bear-baiting season, hunters no longer need to use email addresses…
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August 16, 2021 0

More Counties Under Burning Restrictions to Help Prevent Wildfires

To help ensure public safety and protect natural resources, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is expanding burning restrictions. Effective 12:01 a.m., July 27, areas within state jurisdiction in Aitkin, Becker, Benton, Carlton, Clearwater, Mahnomen and Stearns counties are included in burning restrictions already in place for the eastern portion of Roseau County and all…
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July 27, 2021 0

MN DNR Detroit Lakes Fishery Completes Long, but Successful Walleye Egg Take

Detroit Lakes, MN — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources biologists recently wrapped up their annual spring walleye egg take at Dutton Locks in Detroit Lakes. Last year, the DNR fisheries biologists did not collect walleye eggs because of COVID-related considerations and now this year the procedures were re-engineered to minimize close contact among employees.…
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April 28, 2021 0

Prevent Conflicts with Bears with These Spring Tips

With bears emerging from hibernation, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds homeowners to check their property for food sources that could attract bears.   As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation are scarce. Home and cabin owners should remove or secure attractants…
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April 8, 2021 0

DNR Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Waterfowl Regulations Through April 11

Detroit Lakes, MN — Some potential big changes are on the horizon for waterfowl hunting regulations in the state of Minnesota. People have through Sunday, April 11, to submit comments on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ proposed waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons.  Comments may be submitted by completing on online comment form  through Sunday, April…
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March 31, 2021 0

Decision on Wolf Hunting Season in MN Could Come by this Summer

Detroit Lakes, MN — While there is still no word from the Minnesota DNR when it comes to a potential wolf hunting season, the delisting of Timberwolves does provide Minnesotans with some management options. As of January 4th, 2021, wolf management was turned back over to state and tribal authorities. The Minnesota DNR is currently…
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March 29, 2021 0

Spring Burning Restrictions Begin in Minnesota

Gary, MN — Warm temperatures and dry conditions in northwest Minnesota mean increased wildfire risk, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning in the following counties effective immediately: Beltrami (north), Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington and Roseau. Beginning Wednesday, March 24, the DNR will restrict open burning in…
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March 23, 2021 0