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Avon Beach, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Avon Beach, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Eurasian Watermilfoil Discovered in Middle Spunk Lake

Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Middle Spunk Lake near Avon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered rooted at various locations along the eastern side of the lake to a depth of nearly 12 feet.

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DNR Places Burning Restrictions On Several Central Minnesota Counties

Burning restrictions are in a effect for several counties in Central Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says starting tomorrow (Monday) there are restrictions in place in Stearns, Benton, Todd, Sherburne and several other counties.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Fall Colors Entering Peak Season In Central Minnesota

It's prime time to view the fall colors in Central Minnesota. The latest map from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows most of the area at 50 to 75 percent at its peak.

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SummitFire,Flickr
SummitFire,Flickr
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DNR Says Wildfire Danger Rising Across Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources says the wildfire danger has been rising across Minnesota. Precipitation over the last 30 days has been half the normal level over most of the state, so fire managers are urging people to use caution in dry areas.

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MyFWCMedia,Flickr
MyFWCMedia,Flickr
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Take A Kid Fishing This Weekend

This weekend you can dig out your old rod and reel and take the kids fishing without a license. This is the annual Take a Kid Fishing weekend, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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DNR Seeks Public Input on New Lake Vermillion Park

The Department of Natural Resources is asking for public comment on an environmental study of its plans for developing the new Lake Vermilion State Park and adjacent Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota.

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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DNR: Last of 3 Eagle Eggs Also Expected to Fail

Tens of thousands of viewers have logged onto a live camera trained on an eagle's nest in the Twin Cities, waiting for three eggs to hatch. An eagle still tended to the eggs Thursday, but the state Department of Natural Resources says it appears none of the chicks will hatch.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Meeting on Mille Lacs Walleyes Draws Big Crowd

One of Minnesota's most popular fishing lakes is likely to see tight restrictions this summer to help its walleye population recover. Officials from the Department of Natural Resources presented options to a packed meeting Wednesday night of residents and business owners in the Mille Lacs Lake area.

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Minnesota DPS
Minnesota DPS
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Prosecutors Charge Ex-DNR Official in Data Breach

Prosecutors have charged a former Department of Natural Resources official accused of illegally accessing drivers' license data on thousands of Minnesotans. John A. Hunt of Woodbury is charged with six counts, including misconduct by a public employee and unauthorized computer access.

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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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2012 Was Bad Year for Poachers in Minnesota

2012 was a bad year for poachers in Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources says a surge in calls to its Turn In Poachers hotline led to a significant increase in poaching arrests.

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