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State Asks Hunters To Help With Bird Flu Surveillance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WCCO/AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to arm itself with turkey hunters in the fight against bird flu.

The state asked hunters in five counties — Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns — to help figure out if the virus has spread to wild turkeys. 254 more words


Upcoming Fishing Season

For us folks in the upper Midwest who aren’t ice fishing enthusiasts, our focus shifts to open water fishing during the months of April and May.   611 more words


Minnesota DNR shows off new 'FireBoss' firefighting planes

PRINCETON, Minn. (AP) — There’s a new boss at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the FireBoss.

With the wildfire risk high in parts of Minnesota, the DNR on Friday showed off its newest addition, one of four new water-scooping FireBoss airplanes it has on contract. 107 more words

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It bears repeating: Don't leave out any post-hibernation breakfast items

If you went six or seven months without eating you might be a little ornery, too.

While many of us are hungry and perhaps a little grouchy before breakfast, we can only imagine what it’s like for the black bears that are emerging from their dens across much of Minnesota at this time of year. 313 more words


PolyMet E-mail Notwithstanding, NorthMet Fight Far from Over

By JT Haines – March 20, 2015

PolyMet Mining sent an e-mail to subscribers this week offering their preferred version of possible DNR release dates for the “NorthMet” project Final EIS — the highly controversial copper/sulfide mining proposal currently under state and federal regulatory review in Minnesota. 518 more words


Watch All-Clear for Minnesota DNR nest

The little perished eaglet is no longer visible on the nest, so an all-clear to watch again, if you felt that you wanted to give it a couple of days before watching again.  59 more words

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Critical Watch Alert - Minnesota DNR - loss of an eaglet

As just reported, the smallest eaglet at the Minnesota DNR nest has died. I am doing a critical watch alert due to the fact that some may not want to watch as the perished eaglet is disposed of at the nest.  109 more words

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