The Minnesota DNR is asking boaters to take some extra time this holiday weekend to make sure boats and equipment are clean going in, and coming out of lakes and rivers to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Last summer, the aquatic invasive species Starry Stonewart was found in Paynesville's Lake Koronis. It's the first known infestation of Starry Stonewart in Minnesota. The Legislature took notice and passed a bill this session allocating $200,000 to help fight the weedy invader.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to alert motorists and residents in central Minnesota to some upcoming prescribed burns. Beginning Wednesday, MnDOT crews will begin the controlled burns as weather permits.
The Minnesota DNR has announced the 2016 Lake Mille Lacs fishing regulations. Mille Lacs will have a "catch-and-release" walleye season, meaning there will be no walleye allowed from May 14th through December 1st.