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.
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.
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.
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.
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