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Starry Stonewart Found in Stearns and Meeker Counties

The invasive species starry stonewart has been found in Lake Koronis in Stearns County and Mud Lake in Meeker County.

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Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday night, Photo by Jeremy Mikel
Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday night, Photo by Jeremy Mikel
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DNR Unveils Changes Aimed at Mending Mille Lacs Relations

Minnesota's wildlife officials are making sweeping changes at Mille Lacs Lake to restore trust with locals after shutting down the lake's walleye fishing season.

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Zebra Mussels, DNR photo
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Zebra Mussels Found in a Meeker County Lake

Another central Minnesota lake is infested with zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a property owner found a zebra mussel attached to a native mussel in Lake Stella in Meeker County.

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State to Close Mille Lacs Lake for Walleye Fishing Monday

The Department of Natural Resources is closing Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing at 10 p.m. on Monday.

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Sturgeon, Paddlefish Deaths on Lake Pepin Investigated

Some commercial fishing operations have been temporarily halted on Lake Pepin following the discovery of nearly four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon. Both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources took the action, announced Tuesday.

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Savannah River Site, Flickr
Savannah River Site, Flickr
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DNR: Minnesota Deer Hunters Can Expect Conservative Season

For the second year in a row, Minnesota hunters will have a tough time trying to bag a deer this fall. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources told hunters Tuesday to expect another conservative season as the agency works to rebuild the size of the state's whitetail herd.

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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 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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