Monthly Archives: August 2017

Public meeting to discuss removal of barrier between Kimball and Ossawinnamakee lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting for residents of Kimball Lake and Ossawinnamakee Lake in Crow Wing County. The meeting will be held August 22, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ideal Township Community Center, 35458 Butternut Point Rd, Pequot Lakes, Minn. The DNR plans to remove a navigational barrier in… (more…)

One new lake confirmed after 20-county starry stonewort search

Following an organized search of 178 lakes in 20 counties by 200 trained volunteers, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Grand Lake in Stearns County. This is the first new confirmation of starry stonewort in a Minnesota lake in 2017.  Two other Stearns County lakes were previously confirmed to have starry stonewort:… (more…)

Caribou Falls State Wayside on the North Shore to be temporarily closed for improvements

The Caribou Falls State Wayside on Minnesota State Highway 61 north of Little Marais, Minn. will be temporarily closed for six to eight weeks beginning mid-August while improvements are made to the site. The project will include the addition of 25 parking spaces, installation of a vault toilet, and upgrading the trail to the Caribou River to improve accessibility. The… (more…)

Minnesota Twins and DNR partner to offer free hat at three upcoming ballgames

Anyone with a 2017 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo cap thanks to a special ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/twins, with the next game in this offer coming up Sunday, Aug. 20. As part of the Minnesota DNR Days partnership with the Twins, license holders can purchase a reserved game ticket… (more…)

Public input sought on proposed late season deer hunt and regulations

People can give input on a proposed late season antlerless only deer hunt in southeastern Minnesota.  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host two public input meetings about the proposed hunt, potential dates, bag limits and other restrictions. The first meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, in the Houston Elementary School gymnasium, 310… (more…)

DNR’s iconic state fair exhibit educates, entertains visitors

A wide range of educational displays, exhibits, presentations along with music and entertainment highlight the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 24-Sept. 4.  “The DNR building and surrounding park area serves as a landmark, a meeting place and a must-visit educational and entertainment destination,” said Dawn Flinn, who helps coordinate the… (more…)

2017 DNR State Fair exhibit fact sheet

Theme – Wonderful water  Main building Historic DNR building at State Fair is celebrating 83rd anniversary this year. The 40-foot-high building opened Sept. 1, 1934. Approximately 500,000 people visit DNR building and surrounding park area each year. Gate tickets in 1934 cost 25 cents. Today, a regular adult admission ticket costs $14. Funding came from federal and state emergency relief… (more…)

Reminder: Outdoor skills workshop for women scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

Women who want to learn outdoor skills with other women still have time to sign-up for a three-day workshop set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Deep Portage Learning Center in central Minnesota.  The weekend workshop, offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, includes classes on shooting, archery, bowhunting and more. “Autumn is great time… (more…)

DNR opens public comment period on draft PolyMet water appropriation permits

The Department of Natural Resources has opened a 30-day public comment period, Aug. 11 until Sept. 12, on draft water appropriation permits for the proposed Poly Met Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) NorthMet mining project in northeastern Minnesota. State law directs the DNR to manage water resources to provide for reasonable use while ensuring long-term sustainability and natural resource protection. The proposed… (more…)

DNR closes access to Minnesota River in Jordan, citing safety concerns

The Department of Natural Resources has closed the Thompson Ferry Public Water Access on the Minnesota River in Jordan. Recent river bank slumping caused extensive damage to the boat ramp, creating unsafe conditions.  Until the Thompson Ferry site can be repaired, boaters seeking access to the Minnesota River can use the public water accesses in the cities of Belle Plaine… (more…)

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