Category Archives: Kabetogama

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…)

Stillwater artist wins trout and salmon stamp contest

Stillwater artist Nicholas Markell has won the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brown trout. The painting was selected by judges from among 14 submissions for the annual contest.  2018 Trout and Salmon Stamp CompetitionFirst Place: Nicholas Markell Markell is now a two-time winner of the trout stamp contest, having previously… (more…)

DNR auction in Grand Rapids set for August 26

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public auction of surplus equipment Saturday, Aug. 26, at 9:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids at the DNR northeast regional office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids. More than 100 items will be sold including automobiles, trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, tractors, boat packages, outboard motors, boats, trailers, office furniture, mowers, power tools, auto… (more…)

Walleye fishing re-opens on Mille Lacs Lake Friday, Aug. 11

Catch-and-release walleye fishing and use of live bait will return to Mille Lacs Lake effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, and continuing through Monday, Sept. 4.  “After an extended mid-season closure, we look forward to reopening the lake to catch-and-release walleye fishing,” said Don Pereira, fisheries section chief for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A prohibition on… (more…)

Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report 12/14/2016

    International Falls, MN: Due to the lack of safe ice at this time, all snowmobile and ski trails are closed with the exception of the Echo Bay Ski Trail, which has been packed, but not tracked. Snowshoe trails are open but not packed. Park staff has started checking ice conditions and found there is not significant ice to… (more…)

New Owners at the Gateway Store

New owners are Jason and Robyn from Park Point Resort Gateway General Store Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Minnesota River listed for zebra mussels, invasive carp

Surveys by the Department of Natural Resources have confirmed zebra mussels in a western stretch of the Minnesota River. Because there is no significant natural or human-made barrier that could prevent downstream spread, the entire Minnesota River, to its confluence with the Mississippi River, will be added to the Infested Waters List.  To reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive… (more…)

Grassland conservation a major topic at this year’s Game Fair

A push to conserve grasslands will be front and center at Game Fair, the annual celebration of the outdoors open to families, dogs on leashes and everyone eagerly awaiting fall hunting seasons.  “Game Fair is about having fun. But before the fun of chasing roosters or deer through the grass, the work of making sure that grasslands are conserved and… (more…)

Herbicide applications to help reforestation efforts in the Hibbing area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications will begin around August 15th on 33 acres north of Shannon Lake in the Sturgeon River State Forest. Herbicides are a way to control competing vegetation on newly established forests and help reforestation. “Herbicides will be sprayed on the ground to… (more…)