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Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
July 24, 2014
Minnesota scales back deer hunt
DULUTH -- Fewer Minnesota deer hunters will get the chance to shoot antlerless deer this fall, under conservative deer hunting regulations announced Wednesday by the Department of Natural Resources. Faced with fewer deer in many areas of the state following two severe winters and...
July 24, 2014 - 10:55am
July 11, 2014
DNR to hold hearings on two Otter Tail County lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold two public hearings on Wednesday, July 23, to formally designate Mud Lake and Upper Lightning Lake in Otter Tail County as wildlife lakes for wildlife management purposes. The public hearings will be held at the DNR’s Fergus...
July 11, 2014 - 3:34pm
June 30, 2014
Zebra mussels found in Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes
Zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Friday. The DNR’s discovery is the first time the invasive species has been found in the Detroit Lakes area, Barry Stratton, the DNR Ecological and...
June 30, 2014 - 10:21am
June 9, 2014
Public input sought on walleye, bass regulations in OTC
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold two public meetings to provide updated information on the existing walleye regulation on North and South Lida, Venestrom and Mud lakes in Otter Tail County. The first meeting will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Lake...
June 9, 2014 - 6:41am
May 23, 2014
DNR lifts burning restrictions in Minnesota counties
Burning restrictions were lifted in all Minnesota counties as of Friday, May 23, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR is lifting the restrictions due to decreased fire danger because of wet conditions and green up moving northward. Those seeking to...
May 23, 2014 - 1:29pm
April 10, 2014
Obtain permits for open burning
Residents are reminded that permits are required for open burning and those permits have limitations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. An open burning permit is required for any fire larger than 3 feet in diameter and when the ground is not covered by...
April 10, 2014 - 2:22pm
April 7, 2014
DNR encourages homeowners to complete necessary open burning
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages homeowners to complete necessary open burning now, as restrictions will take effect shortly after snowmelt occurs. “Warm temperatures will continue to erode the snowpack in the next few weeks,” said Larry Himanga, DNR...
April 7, 2014 - 1:15pm
February 20, 2014
Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching
Snow, cold and a slow bite has some ice anglers removing permanent fish houses from Minnesota waterways earlier than normal, report conservation officers (CO) with the Department of Natural Resources. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters...
February 20, 2014 - 2:19pm
February 19, 2014
DNR eagle camera goes live with streaming video from metro nest
America’s national bird, the bald eagle, is about to become a regular visitor in homes, offices and classrooms across the state, thanks to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ nongame wildlife program and the citizens who donate to it, either directly or when filing...
February 19, 2014 - 10:45am
December 6, 2013
Guest Editorial: 5 years later: A promise of cleaner water and a healthier environment
Five years ago this month, Minnesotans went to the polls and took a bold action and approved a landmark conservation initiative known as the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Around this time of Thanksgiving, I’d like to reflect on this important constitutional amendment....
December 6, 2013 - 11:07am
November 25, 2013
DNR warns of thin ice danger
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said this week that the thin layers of ice currently forming on Minnesota waters are not safe. The DNR recommends that anyone heading out on the ice carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort about ice conditions,...
November 25, 2013 - 2:41pm
November 14, 2013
Minnesota deer kill down 8 percent from last year
Minnesota’s deer kill after the first three days of the season was down 8 percent from last year, the Department of Natural Resources reported Wednesday. According to the DNR, hunters shot 77,008 deer during the first three days of the firearms season. Leslie McInenly, DNR big...
November 14, 2013 - 12:46pm
September 26, 2013
DNA test confirms identity of wolf that bit teen
A wolf killed at a Lake Winnibigoshish campground after an attack on a teenager has been confirmed as the wolf that bit the 16-year-old, officials said Thursday. DNA testing done by forensic scientists at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California-Davis...
September 26, 2013 - 3:01pm
September 20, 2013
Zebra mussels found in Maple Lake
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Maple Lake in Douglas County after responding to a report of zebra mussels attached to the wheel of a boatlift in the lake earlier this month. DNR staff searched several docks, lifts...
September 20, 2013 - 11:28am
August 29, 2013
Wolf believed to have bitten Minnesota boy tests negative for rabies
A 75 lb. gray wolf wildlife experts suspect bit a 16-year-old Solway boy Saturday at Lake Winnibigoshish campground has tested negative for rabies,...
August 29, 2013 - 11:20am