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April 19, 2019
Sarah Strommen, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR)
Minnesota DNR commissioner talks budget priorities
April 19, 2019 - 6:12pm
April 15, 2019
Invasive silver carp. Courtesy Minnesota DNR
DNR confirms invasive silver carp on St. Croix River
April 15, 2019 - 5:03pm
April 9, 2019
Ryan Doorenbos, Windom-area supervisor from the Minnesota DNR Fisheries office in Windom, hands a net full of Brown Trout to Luke Rossow, a fisheries technician, as they stock a creek near Windom.  Tim Middagh / Forum News Service
Windom, Minn., creek stocked with brown trout in advance of Saturday trout opener
April 9, 2019 - 8:24pm
March 30, 2019
Dead fish sit along the edge of the ice near the public access to Eagle Lake Monday. It's one of many shallower lakes in which the DNR expects to see sizable fish kills following the deep snowpack that cut oxygen to the lakes. Pat Christman / Mankato Free Press
More fish kills expected this spring in oxygen-starved lakes
March 30, 2019 - 12:01pm
February 25, 2019
Darren Troseth, left, of Jordan, Minn., and his fishing companion, John Kimble, pulled this 78-inch sturgeon through the ice from the St. Croix River near Bayport, Minn., on Feb. 9, 2019. The fish, which was released, was measured at 78 inches long and estimated to weigh 120 pounds. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has certified the fish as a state catch-and-release record. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
DNR confirms 78-inch sturgeon as Minn. record
February 25, 2019 - 8:04pm
February 20, 2019
Photo by  Brad Dokken, Forum News Service
Deadlines approaching to remove fish houses from Minnesota lakes
February 20, 2019 - 2:19pm
February 14, 2019
A sturgeon estimated to weigh 120 pounds was caught in the St. Croix River recently by 
Darren Troseth of Jordan, Minn. It is believed to be the biggest record fish ever caught in Minnesota.
WATCH: Minnesota angler pulls 120-pound sturgeon through ice
February 14, 2019 - 10:50am
February 10, 2019
White tail deer are expected to multiply fast as Minnesota's climate alters. Warmer winters means less snow, which means they will be able to forage for food more easily. Forum News Service file photo
Packin’ up and heading north? Climate change is affecting Minnesota more than most states
February 10, 2019 - 3:21pm
January 26, 2019
Minnesota Conservation Officer Jake Willis is investigating the unusual deaths of more than 40 mammals and birds dumped along Minnesota Highway 23 just outside Duluth earlier this month. Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Rehabilitation volunteer admits wrongly disposing of dead critters
January 26, 2019 - 5:36pm
January 25, 2019
A rendering of what the Pelican River in downtown Pelican Rapids, Minn., would look like if the current dam was removed and replaced by rapids. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
McFeely: Pelican Rapids confronts future of downtown dam
January 25, 2019 - 6:40pm
January 24, 2019
Doug Franke, area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Thief River Falls, photographed this mule deer buck Jan. 14, north of Thief River Falls. The buck, which appeared physically healthy, was shot by DNR conservation officer Tony Elwell on Jan. 17 after acting disoriented and posing a threat to motorists. Results from lymph node and brain tests are pending. Photo courtesy of Doug Franke, Minnesota DNR
DNR shoots wayward mule deer acting strangely near Thief River Falls
January 24, 2019 - 4:38pm
January 7, 2019
Minnesota DNR hires new big game program leader
January 7, 2019 - 2:55pm
January 5, 2019
As part of the September fall gillnet survey on Lake of the Woods, fisheries crews set four, 250-foot nets at each of 16 sites on the Minnesota side of the lake from the south shore to the Northwest Angle, leaving the nets in overnight and checking them the next day. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Fall survey confirms strong walleye and sauger populations in Lake of the Woods
January 5, 2019 - 11:56am
December 4, 2018
DNR sets two deer hunts in southeast Minnesota to contain chronic wasting disease
December 4, 2018 - 4:57pm
September 17, 2018
A lake sturgeon fingerling about to be released into Big Stone Lake in August 2018 in a joint fisheries venture between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Courtesy photo / Minnesota DNR
Expect big sturgeon on Big Stone Lake someday
September 17, 2018 - 3:52pm