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By PATRICK SLACK Staff Writer [email protected] Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers are not park rangers. “That’s a totally different job,” Paul Kuske said. Instead, DNR officers are part of a largely independent  branch of law enforcement that plays an often ...Read More
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The public comment period for revised deer population goals in southwestern and a portion of northern Minnesota has been extended to Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “A number of people have already provided us input using the online survey since April 16...Read More
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National military reputation and economic influence also contribute By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer [email protected] Camp Ripley was recently visited by producers of a National Geographic feature on the Mississippi River. “One of the producers told us that they believe the 18-mile stret...Read More
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Consistent with the state’s moose management plan, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will offer a limited bulls-only hunting season this fall. Although hunting mortality of bulls is not a significant factor in the moose population decline, the state’s moose plan, which addresse...Read More
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Habitat will be restored, enhanced or protected on more than 3,500 acres under the latest round of Conservation Program Legacy (CPL) grants administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR awarded 38 grants totaling $2.6 million during the recently concluded funding cycle...Read More
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A Department of Natural Resources (DNR) trapping education course will be held for people 11 years old or older April 24, 25 and 26, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Little Falls Community Middle School, Room 206. The instructor will be Jeff Opelia. DNR law states, “All persons born after J...Read More
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Canoeists and kayakers anxious to hit newly-thawed rivers and lakes across the southern part of the state should consider the potential danger of cold waters, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With temperatures predicted to be in the 70s for the early spring, many pad...Read More
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With the recent delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species Act, and the return of the wolf to state management, a new interest has spawned asking “To what degree have wolves expanded within Minnesota?” Currently, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing a wolf population surve...Read More
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin reassessing deer population goals this spring. From 2005- 2007 the DNR used an extensive public input process to establish deer population goals for all of the state’s approximately 130 deer permit areas. Now that those goal population...Read More
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will seek citizen input on three hunting and trapping issues at a series of public meetings. The DNR is seeking input on the following proposals: • Requiring non-toxic shot for rail and snipe hunting; • Adding a third waterfowl zone in southern...Read More
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