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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Boat Inspections Increase To Reduce Invasive Species

More boat inspectors are on patrol at Minnesota lakes and rivers to help stop the spread of invasive species, including zebra mussels.

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Burning Restrictions Lifted in MN
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Burning Restrictions Lifted in Many MN Counties

Recent rains and the subsequent "green-up" is prompting the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to lift the burning restrictions in a number of Minnesota counties.

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Fishing
Fishing expert, Charlie Simkins, Photo by Jerry Carlson
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DNR Reminds Anglers to Practice “Resource Recycling”

The Minnesota DNR is asking anglers to practice "resource recycling" this fishing season. DNR Central Minnesota Fisheries Manager Brad Parsons says "resource recycling" means handling catch-and-release fish with care.

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Conditions Look Favorable for MN Fishing Opener

It should be a busy weekend at resorts and boat landings this weekend for Minnesota's fishing opener. DNR Central Region Fisheries Manager Brad Parsons with the early ice out this spring, and warmer weather on tap more people are expected to fish the opener

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DNR Warns of Cold Water, Urging Boater Safety

In the days leading up to Minnesota's fishing opener, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding you about the dangers of cold water.

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Wildfire
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State Officials Accidentally Spark Roseau County Wildfire

The state Department of Natural Resources unintentionally sparked a wildfire this spring in Roseau County that burned 4,500 acres.

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turkeys
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DNR Wants to Sample Wild Turkeys for Avian Flu

The Minnesota DNR is asking turkey hunters to help them with their study of the bird flu.

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Walleye
Jerry Carlson
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DNR Sets Mille Lacs Walleye Limits For 2015

It's going to be another challenging year for walleye anglers on Lake Mille Lacs. The Department of Natural Resources fisheries managers have imposed even tighter walleye restrictions for the upcoming fishing season.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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DNR Shows Off New Firefighting Aircraft in Princeton [VIDEO]

A day after wildfires swept through the state of Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources displayed its new firefighting aircraft Friday in Princeton.

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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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DNR Officials Promote Dayton’s Outdoors Budget Proposal

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources are touting Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to boost funding for fish, wildlife, outdoors and enforcement programs, including more conservation officers.

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