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Walleye crisis in Minnesota could cause special session

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Governor Mark Dayton is considering calling a special session if the walleye season is closed on Mille Lacs Lake.

The Department of Natural Resources said walleye fishing could be ended on Mille Lacs as early as August 3 as anglers are close to exceeding the state’s quota for the season on the popular lake. 73 more words


Humpback whale held for illegal fishing

St. Andrews — A humpback whale caught fishing illegally in the Bay of Fundy has been cautioned and released by officers of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources. 510 more words


DNR: Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Big Cormorant Lake

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that zebra mussels have been confirmed in Big Cormorant Lake in Minnesota’s northwestern Becker County. … 101 more words


It only takes 90 seconds to learn how to prevent a wildfire from starting

The blue skies and warmer weather are a nice change for us living in the Pacific Northwest. However, along with the heat and extreme dryness comes the danger of wildfires. 68 more words

Report: Criminal Forfeitures Netted State Agencies Nearly $7M Last Year

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Law enforcement agencies pocketed nearly $7 million from criminal forfeitures last year, according to a new report released by state officials on Tuesday. 229 more words


Endangered Turtle Missing from DeKalb County Forest Preserve

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) – A male Blanding’s turtle that scientists with Northern Illinois University have been tracking for about two years has gone missing from the Afton Forest Preserve, according to officials. 298 more words


DNR: Lake Vermilion Infested With Spiny Waterflea

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Department of Natural Resources says Lake Vermilion, one of Minnesota’s most scenic lakes, is infested with spiny waterflea.

Officials say anglers reported the presence of the invasive species to conservation officers, who confirmed that the small crustaceans are in the lake. 79 more words