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Baslam Wreath
Baslam Wreath, photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR
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Holiday Wreaths From Minnesota State Forests Sold Nationwide

'Tis the season for holiday wreaths, swags and garland. And, it's a good bet these beautiful and fragrant decorations came from a Minnesota state forest.

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Groups Question PolyMet Mine Climate Change Analysis

Environmental groups want to know how much the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota could affect climate change.

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Brady resting after working. Rebecca David, WJON
Brady resting after working. Rebecca David, WJON
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DNR Using Dog to Find Invasive Zebra Mussels [VIDEO]

ST. CLOUD -- Brady may look like your typical golden retriever mixed dog, but there's more to him.

"He sniffs out for venison, guns, and ammunition," says Julie Siems Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer and Brady's handler...

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rarvesen, Flickr
rarvesen, Flickr
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Fond Du Lac Band To Hold Moose Hunt Despite State Objections

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is planning to host an off-reservation moose hunt across a large portion of northeast Minnesota, despite the state's objections.

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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Awash In Fall Foliage
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Interactive Map Traces Minnesota’s Fall Colors

Sightseers can once again use an interactive map for planning their fall color road trips in Minnesota.

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Evening Bat, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
Evening Bat, photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources
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New Bat Species Found In Minnesota

A new species of bat has been found in Minnesota. The Minnesota DNR says the "evening bat" was caught in early July at the Minnesota Army National Guard's Training site in Arden Hills.

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John Moore - Getty Images
John Moore - Getty Images
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Minnesota Officials Request $72.5 Million For State Parks

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requesting $72.5 million from the state Legislature, about half of which would go toward fixing up aging recreational facilities and overused trails at parks across the state.

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Image courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Image courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Spring Burning Restrictions Start On Monday

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will start burning restrictions in Central Minnesota on Monday. Open burning restrictions will be in effect for Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, Todd, Morrison and several other counties.

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Ruth Lake Zebra Mussel, Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ruth Lake Zebra Mussel, Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Zebra Mussels Found in Clearwater Lake, Ruth Lake

Zebra mussels have been found in two more central Minnesota lakes. The DNR says the invasive species have been confirmed in Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns Counties, and in Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County.

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Storm Damage Closes Pillsbury State Forest Near Brainerd

All roads and recreational facilities in the Pillsbury State Forest, which is located just west of Brainerd, have been closed until further notice following a heavy rain and windstorm on Sunday. Uprooted and downed trees have caused all forest roads and trails to be impassable, and all campgrounds are inaccessible.

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