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Bemidji-based DNR CO named Officer of the Year

Bemidji-stationed DNR Conservation Officer Hannah Mishler has been named the 2020 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an annual award given to an officer for outstanding overall career performance. Mishler has been a conservation officer since 2014, she is an arson investigator, and she and her K9 partner Storm are in the K9 Unit. Mishler…

DNR Posts Scenic Autumnal Drives

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST. PAUL- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released a list of areas ripe with autumnal colors yesterday.  Depending on the forest drive, visitors might see a spectacular mix of dark evergreen amid vivid autumn hues of maples, oaks, and aspens, set against a backdrop of bluffs, lakes and winding…

DNR Reminder to Check for Invasive Species

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST. PAUL- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding lake property owners to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage.  This is important, as several new zebra mussel confirmations in recent years were initially…

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Duck Hunting Season Opener

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST. PAUL- Duck hunting is expected to have a good season when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl it opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, September 21.  This past spring, biologists estimated the total breeding duck population in Minnesota at 14 percent above the long-term average and nearly identical to last year’s…

DNR Seeking Public Opinion on Border Fishing

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST. PAUL- The Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs are asking the public to weigh in on the proposed changes to border waters fishing regulations.  The proposed rules would lower possession limits, and change some length limits for fish such as: walleye, northern pike, crappie, sunfish, yellow perch, and white and yellow…

DNR Requests Input on Fishing Regulations

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ITASCA COUNTY- Anglers and those interested in fisheries management are invited to attend three public open-house meetings hosted by the Department of Natural Resources to provide input on fishing regulation changes proposed for lakes in Itasca County. The first open-house meeting will be held next Wednesday from 6-8 PM at…

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