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Minnesota Fishing Licenses Down 30 Percent From 2010

Sales of Minnesota fishing licenses before this year's opener were down nearly 30 percent compared with the same time last year. The Department of Natural Resources says license sales are the lowest they've been in 12 years.

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Minnesota DNR Asks Anglers How Many Catfish They Catch

To boost fish management efforts across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking anglers to fill out surveys about the amount of catfish they're catching and eating.

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Minnesota Urgers Boaters To ‘Pull Plug’ On Invasives

With the fishing season opener coming up Saturday, Minnesota is urging boaters to 'pull the plug' on aquatic invasive species. Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr says boaters and anglers need take personal responsibility to prevent the further spread of aquatic invasives such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny waterfleas.

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DNR Reminding Anglers To Be Prepared On Fishing Opener

As you prepare to head out for Minnesota's fishing opener this weekend, the D-N-R is reminding you to pack your life jackets, first-aid kit and sunscreen. But, the D-N-R says there is just as much to remember when you are ready to leave the lake.

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Remnants Of Ice Fishing Wash Ashore On Lake Mille Lacs

What's left of the ice fishing season has washed ashore and littered the banks of one of Minnesota's premier lakes. Wood blocks left behind after ice shanties are hauled away, empty beer cans and bottles litter a 4-mile stretch along the northeastern shore on Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota's second-largest inland lake north of the Twin Cities.

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DNR Keeps Walleye Slot Unchanged On Mille Lacs

As we get closer to Minnesota's fishing opener, the DNR wants to alert anglers to no changes in the walleye slot limits on Lake Mille Lacs. However, there is a slightly more liberals slot for northern pike.

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Bighead Carp Caught In St. Croix River

A 27-pound bighead carp caught in the St. Croix River recently is being used by Minnesota officials to rally support for slowing the spread of such invasive species. Bighead carp are one of several invasive carp species that the Department of Natural Resources says could seriously harm the state's native fish species and aquatic ecosystems.

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Minnesota DNR Seeking Higher Fish, Game License Fees

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources have a message for Minnesota hunters and anglers: We need more money. They're stumping for higher license fees, a provision that's part of Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.

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DNR Reminds Minnesotans Of Wildfire Dangers

It's the time of year when state fire officials want you to be aware of the dangers of wildfires. Wildfire prevention started in Minnesota after the great Hinckley Fire of 1894 which killed 418 people and destroyed the town of Hinckley. This week is Wildfire Prevention Week.

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DNR Reminds ATV Riders Of Illegal Ditch Riding

The Minnesota DNR is reminding ATV enthusiasts to stay out of the ditches in our area. State law restricts class 1 all-terrain vehicles in ditches in the agricultural zone from April 1st to August 1st.

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