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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

March 18, 2020
Two bear cubs rescued from a cornfield near Strandquist, Minn., await transportation Sunday to a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Garrison, Minn. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Woinarowicz/ Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Bear cubs rescued after combine harvesting corn in northwest Minnesota kills their mother
March 18, 2020 - 11:00am
March 17, 2020
Anglers on Lake Mille Lacs this summer will not be able to keep any walleyes, and walleye angling will be closed altogether in July. (File / News Tribune)
Mille Lacs walleye off limits in July; catch-and-release rest of summer
March 17, 2020 - 3:49pm
March 16, 2020
A trio of North Dakota deer feed in the snow in this undated photo. Deer in much of North Dakota have fared well this winter. Eastern North Dakota had a snowy start to winter, but recent snowfall has been scarce, and much of the western half of the state has little to no snow.  North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Winter wildlife update: Managers in North Dakota, northwest Minnesota assess winter’s impact on deer and other wildlife
March 16, 2020 - 6:00am
March 13, 2020
More wild, tame deer confirmed with chronic wasting disease in Minnesota
March 13, 2020 - 3:25pm
March 12, 2020
Lac qui Parle County land dispute may be settled soon
March 12, 2020 - 11:23am
March 9, 2020
A bull moose photographed from a helicopter during the annual January moose survey in Northeastern Minnesota. This winter's survey appears to show the state's moose population mostly stable at a low level. This moose was seen in the area of the 2011 Pagami Creek fire which now is prime moose habitat. Photo courtesy of Mike Schrage
Survey shows little change in Minnesota moose population
March 9, 2020 - 8:03pm
March 8, 2020
Bob Meier, assistant DNR commissioner. (Photo/ Deborah Rose, Minnesota DNR)
Minnesota deer farmer fights to preserve a livelihood
March 8, 2020 - 7:30am
March 2, 2020
Deer are starting to perish from the impacts of several months with deep snow on the ground across much of Northeastern Minnesota. Deer will continue to die until new green growth sprouts this spring. (File / News Tribune )
Deer are starting to die from winter's deep snow
March 2, 2020 - 7:00am
March 1, 2020
A hard-sided trap used to catch spottail shiners is set near a shoreline on Upper Red Lake in May 2018. (Photo courtesy of Jonny Petrowske)
Northern Minnesota spottail shiner trappers on Upper Red and Winnie dodge a bullet over DNR gear restrictions in zebra mussel-infested waters
March 1, 2020 - 8:10am
February 27, 2020
Ice houses on Lake Bemidji. Anglers in the southern two-thirds of Minnesota have until the end of the day on Monday, March 2, to remove their fish houses from Minnesota lakes. The removal deadline for those in the northern one-third of the state is Monday, March 16. Forum News Service file photo
Fish house removal deadline on Minnesota nears
February 27, 2020 - 12:19pm
February 16, 2020
The DNR is aiming to launch a Quality Bluegill Initiative to improve the opportunities for larger bluegills. Fisheries Chief Brad Parsons said special regulations will be proposed for about 100 lakes identified as having the potential to produce big bluegills. Nolan Cinco holds up his catch of bluegills in this West Central Tribune file photo. 
West Central Tribune file photo
Bigger bluegills, better access among Minnesota DNR fisheries chief's top goals
February 16, 2020 - 1:00am
February 14, 2020
Tim Nolte looks out over his herd of cattle on his family's farm near Sebeka, Minn., in early February. Nolte's children want to continue farming, but he says the environmental review process and delays have financially strapped him. Kirsti Marohn | MPR News
In long-running dispute over water and land in north-central Minnesota, a farmer is caught in the middle
February 14, 2020 - 2:34pm
February 12, 2020
Plans for PolyMet include building dams to increase the storage capacity of tailings basins. One would be built in the distance to raise the basin on the right to the level of the area on the left. News Tribune file
DNR appeals court decision that reversed three PolyMet permits
February 12, 2020 - 8:10pm
February 10, 2020
DNR conservation officer Tom Hutchins, left, of Crookston receives the Conservation Officer of the Year award from Col. Rodmen Smith, DNR Enforcement Division director. (Photo/ Minnesota DNR)
DNR honors Crookston Conservation Officer Tom Hutchins
February 10, 2020 - 5:29pm
February 9, 2020
Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken column: Readers share thoughts on high Lake of the Woods fishing pressure
February 9, 2020 - 8:30am