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Catching Walleye in the BWCA
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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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Money Cut For Minnesota Wolf Management

The federal program that controls wolves that attack or threaten farm animals or pets in Minnesota is in peril because of budget cuts by Congress. Friday's budget agreement in the U.S. Congress effectively eliminates money for the USDA's Wildlife Services program.

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Fire Restrictions Start Friday In 19 Minnesota Counties

In another sign of spring, restrictions on open burning take effect Friday in 19 counties in central Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources says rapid snowmelt has increased the risk of wildfires, particularly in grassy areas.

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Heavy Snow Leads To Winterkill In Lakes

One of the snowiest winters in years has taken its toll on some of Minnesota's fish. A phenomenon called "winterkill" happens when the frozen lakes can't get enough sunshine. With no sun, the plants can't create oxygen through photosynthesis and fish die off.

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