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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
Deep snow on the ground, especially if it lasts well into March and April, could have a profound impact on far northern Minnesota's deer herd this winter. (File / News Tribune)
Winter already adding up for northern Minn. deer herd
February 9, 2020 - 6:15am
February 3, 2020
Brad Dokken
Good fishing, extensive network of plowed ice roads pose dilemma on Lake of the Woods
February 3, 2020 - 8:00am
January 28, 2020
Wheeled fish houses are parked on the ice Friday, Jan. 10, at Springsteel Resort on Lake of the Woods north of Warroad, Minn. Many resorts keep spots cleared on the ice for wheeled fish house owners to park the houses when they're not in use instead of hauling them back and forth. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)
Growing popularity of wheeled fish houses a game changer for many resorts, fisheries managers
January 28, 2020 - 8:01am
January 21, 2020
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Stranded North Carolina snowmobilers rescued in Superior National Forest
January 21, 2020 - 6:40pm
January 12, 2020
Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken: DNR deer goal sessions among upcoming ways to get involved
January 12, 2020 - 9:00am
January 8, 2020
Nolan Porter feeds an apple to a trophy buck on display in February 2015 as part of the Steve Porter Trophy Whitetail exhibit during the Grand Forks Men's Show at the Alerus Center. Steve Porter on Tuesday, Jan. 7, was cited for transporting his live deer display to a sports show in St. Paul in defiance of an emergency rule prohibiting the transport of deer anywhere in Minnesota. (Herald file photo/ Logan Werlinger)
Kittson County deer farmer locks horns with DNR
January 8, 2020 - 4:57pm
Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.  (Photo/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Wolves in Red Lake Wildlife Management Area to be collared as part of annual population study
January 8, 2020 - 4:40pm
January 7, 2020
Minnesota state forest nursery in need of black spruce cones
January 7, 2020 - 5:14pm
Black spruce cones are in short supply in northwest and northeast Minnesota, prompting the Department of Natural Resources to put out a call to alleviate the seed shortage. (Photo/ Deborah Rose, Minnesota DNR)
DNR seeks black spruce cones to alleviate seed shortage in northern Minnesota
January 7, 2020 - 1:22pm
December 30, 2019
Turkey hunters head into the woods for an evening hunt in April 2014 near St. Hilaire, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has simplified the process for hunters to apply for spring turkey licenses. (Brad Dokken photo)
Minnesota DNR simplifies process for buying spring turkey hunting licenses
December 30, 2019 - 12:08pm