DNR

By Jeff Hanson, Correspondent  Where does a guy that’s spent his entire life around wildlife and the outdoors plan to be during the next phase of life? The outdoors, where wild things are. That’s where you’ll find former Mille Lacs Kathio State Park and Charles Lindbergh State Park Ranger Ron Jones in retirement. Jones, whose career spanned […]

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Reiny Hanneken of Pierz was recently honored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He was honored with appreciation and recognition for partnering with the Division of Enforcement since 1993 with the coordination and purchase of snowmobiles for the Pierz DNR conservation officer. A snowmobile club project was first proposed in 1993 as a […]

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Minnesota will conduct its first August Canada goose season from Saturday, Aug. 10 to Sunday, Aug. 25, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. “The state’s Canada goose population is very high and exceeds our statewide goal,” said Steve Cordts, the DNR’s waterfowl specialist. “We have continued agricultural depredation concerns in the western portion of […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has contracted with the engineering firm Smith-Root to design a “sweeping” electronic fish barrier at Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Mississippi River. The proposed barrier is intended to halt the spread of Asian carp. Unlike other electronic barriers, a sweeping electronic […]

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Marv Cekalla provides nesting platforms for ospreys around Minnesota   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Little Falls residents may have noticed a nesting pair of ospreys settling in for the season in Mill Park, on the west side of the river on the site of the old Hennepin Paper Mill. Ospreys are large birds […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will place burning restrictions on 13 additional counties beginning 8 a.m. Monday morning. The counties include Aitkin, Benton, Crow Wing, Douglas, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and southern Cass, south of Highway 200. With the snow mostly gone, exposing […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Camp Ripley Commander Col. Scott St. Sauver presented his annual report to the Morrison County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, highlighting the summer’s training activities, recent improvements at the camp and underscoring the impact Camp Ripley makes in Morrison County. “Even though we are caught up in the sequester, our […]

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