Tag: DNR

Fishing on Rainy Lake

With Memorial Day Weekend in just a few days, of course people in our area, and coming into our area, will be fishing. Conservation Officer, Darrin Kittleson of the MN Department of Natural Resources first explains the Fishing Limit that is imposed on Rainy Lake. Your limit is HALF walleye. As far as the concerns…
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May 22, 2024 0

Minnesota DNR Has Free Activities This Weekend

If you’re interested in doing something outdoors this weekend, you’re in luck.  Sara Berhow with the Minnesota DNR says this is Take A Kid Fishing Weekend. Berhow goes on to say that Saturday is a day when you can get into all Minnesota state parks free of charge. You would still have to pay to…
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June 9, 2023 0

Grant-in-aid snowmobile trails close March 31

The statutory end of the snowmobile riding season on grant-in-aid trails is midnight, March 31, when permits with private landowners expire. Snowmobile trails will remain open on public land while weather and snow conditions permit. Riders should be aware that trail grooming operations will cease when conditions are too warm to effectively groom. “We have…
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March 28, 2023 0

2023 Free Park Days announced for Minnesota state parks, recreation areas

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on four dates in 2023. The Free Park Days will be Saturday, April 22; Saturday, June 10; Saturday, Sept. 9 and Friday, Nov. 24. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers Free Park…
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March 26, 2023 0

DNR reminds landowners to plan ahead for spring burning restrictions

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans who intend to burn vegetative debris – such as brush, grass, leaves, and untreated lumber – during spring clean-up to start planning now. The best time to burn vegetative debris is when there is ample snow on the ground, rather than later in the spring when wildfire…
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March 19, 2023 0

Rainfall monitoring network seeks volunteers

The Minnesota State Climatology Office is looking for volunteer rainfall monitors for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). The network includes more than 20,000 volunteers nationwide who measure precipitation in their backyards using a standard 4-inch-diameter rain gauge. These rainfall monitoring activities are performed by individuals at home who submit their reports…
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March 16, 2023 0

Landowner enrollment to begin for Walk-In Access Program

Enrollment opens Wednesday, March 15, for Minnesota’s 2023 Walk-In Access program, which pays landowners to allow public hunting on private lands. Since 2011, the Walk-In Access program has enrolled parcels of 40 acres or larger with high-quality natural cover. Land enrolled in conservation programs like the Conservation Reserve Program or Reinvest In Minnesota is preferred,…
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March 14, 2023 0

Deadline to remove ice shelters in northern Minnesota is March 20

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers the upcoming deadline to remove ice shelters from lakes in the northern one-third of the state is quickly approaching. Heavy snow and slush in some areas means conditions on the ice might be challenging, so the DNR urges anglers to plan ahead to ensure they’re able to…
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March 13, 2023 0

DNR holding career fairs to recruit conservation officers

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding two open-house-style career fairs for anyone interested in learning about becoming a conservation officer. The career fairs are part of the agency’s current CO Prep program application period, which runs through March 31 and is for people without previous law enforcement experience. The career fairs are Wednesday,…
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March 12, 2023 0