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DNR Lifting Last of MN Campfire Restrictions

The Department of Natural Resources is lifting the remaining campfire restrictions in northeastern Minnesota on Friday. The DNR says recent rains, cool weather and higher evening humidity are making it less likely for campfires to cause a wildfire in that part of Minnesota.

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Fire in BWCA may be Long-Term Boon to Moose

The fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness should give a boost in the long-run to the region's declining moose population, but it's a big problem for hunters registered for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bag a bull moose there this fall.

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Researcher: Hope, Famed Internet Bear, is Dead

A researcher who helped make a worldwide star of a Minnesota black bear by airing her birth on the Internet says he believes the animal is dead.

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DNR Drops Northern Pike Regs on 15 Minnesota Lakes

The Department of Natural Resources is removing 15 Minnesota lakes from special fishing regulations for northern pike. The regulation is designed to boost the average size of northerns in those lakes. But a new state law caps the number of such lakes at 100.

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DNR Reminds Duck Hunters to Wear Life Jackets

With duck hunting season opening tomorrow, the Minnesota DNR is reminding hunters that they are required to wear life jackets when in the boat. Even so, 13 hunters have died since 1986 when the law was passed.

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Fire Danger Prompts Campfire, Open Fire Restrictions

Continued fire danger is prompting state and federal officials to restrict campfires and open fires in several counties of northeastern Minnesota.

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DNR Issues Northern Minnesota Burning Restrictions

The Department of Natural Resources is placing temporary burning restrictions on much of northern Minnesota because of fire danger. Monday's forecast calls for warm conditions with low humidity and moderate winds throughout most of Minnesota. While a cold front is expected to move in and lower temperatures, the DNR says winds are likely to increase and keep fire danger high.

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More DNA Testing Planned For Invasive Carp

The search for invasive Asian carp in the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers enters a new phase in the coming week. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other agencies will conduct a new round of environmental DNA testing, and this time it will include the Minnesota River.

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DNR Taking Comments On Stearns County Aggregate Resources

The DNR is now taking public comment on draft maps for Stearns County's aggregate resources. The county board of commissioners asked the DNR to map the county's sand, gravel and crushed stone deposits to better plan for future zoning and also to identify local, low-cost sources of these minerals.

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DNR Urges Caution After Bear Incidents Near Ely

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful after recent reports of aggressive behavior by black bears in the Ely area. The DNR says some reports involve collared bears that are part of research being conducted by biologist Lynn Rogers.

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