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April 30, 2017
Fisheries workers with the Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources net walleyes from an electro-fishing boat during a walleye population assessment on the St. Louis River in 2015. Minnesota DNR officials are asking the Minnesota Legislature to increase prices on some fishing and hunting licenses to support DNR work, including fisheries research. File photo
Sam Cook: Legislature showing little inclination to increase outdoors funding
April 30, 2017 - 7:31am
April 28, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are you kidding me?
April 28, 2017 - 10:00am
April 13, 2017
An area of the Pagami Creek wildfire shows active burning in this aerial photograph on the afternoon of Tuesday Sept. 13, 2011 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northeastern Minnesota.  Forum News Service file photo
DNR ready for Minnesota wildfire season as warm, dry conditions continue
April 13, 2017 - 5:17pm
April 12, 2017
Assistant Area Supervisor Mandy Erickson, left, reaches for a female walleye. The females are moved into tubs when staff members determine that they are ready to release their eggs. Meagan Pittelko / Forum News Service
Annual walleye run underway at Dunton Locks in Becker County
April 12, 2017 - 2:43pm
April 9, 2017
Minnesota's spring wild turkey season opens Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This gobbler has been strutting his stuff for at least two weeks in Canosia Township. Deb Christiansen of Canosia Township shot this photo of the gobbler on March 29. Wisconsin's spring turkey season opens April 19. Submitted photo.
Turkey season outlooks looking good
April 9, 2017 - 6:00am
April 5, 2017
DNR releases spring burning restrictions
April 5, 2017 - 6:52pm
March 23, 2017
A cluster of little brown bats hangs on the rock walls of level 12 of the Soudan Underground Mine State Park. The bats discolor the area around the rocks that they use. Clint Austin / Forum News Service file photo
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
March 23, 2017 - 3:20pm
March 19, 2017
Dan Wilfond, right, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist at French River, prepares to measure a northern pike while doing a fisheries survey on Grand Lake north of Duluth in 2015. At left is Peter Nasby, a DNR fisheries intern. Forum News Servce file photo
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
March 2, 2017
A Minnesota DNR employee removes lymph nodes from a white-tailed deer at a registration station to test for chronic wasting disease. Minnesota DNR photo.
No chronic wasting disease in latest test results: Herds in Brainerd and Mountain Iron released from quarantine
March 2, 2017 - 9:43am
February 28, 2017
Devil's Kettle Falls is located along the Brule River at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, near Hovland on Minnesota's North Shore. Researchers are working to figure out where the water that falls into the "kettle" (at left) re-emerges. Minnesota DNR file photoplay button
Mystery of Minnesota North Shore waterfalls may be solved
February 28, 2017 - 10:21pm
February 27, 2017
 A large bull moose runs through the snow near Swamp River in Cook County in northeast Minnesota during January's aerial moose survey of Northeastern Minnesota. Moose numbers have remained relatively stable in recent years but are still far below numbers of a decade ago and show no signs of improving. Photo by Mike Schrage
Minnesota moose herd stable but still down
February 27, 2017 - 10:20pm
February 26, 2017
A white-tailed buck pauses in the woods on a fall morning. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with the public's help, is developing a deer management plan. DNR officials held a meeting in Duluth on Wednesday night to get input on deer management issues. Forum News Service file photo
Duluth group sounds off about deer management preferences
February 26, 2017 - 7:00am
February 25, 2017
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
February 25, 2017 - 10:17am
Fishing boats fill the water near Williams Narrows at dawn on Cut Foot Sioux Lake north of Deer River, Minn., during the Minnesota fishing opener. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Dayton wants big bucks for natural resources: Licenses, fees would go up under governor’s 2017 budget plan
January 25, 2017 - 6:34pm
Bill Schultz (left) and Mark Turner with Turner Towing push freshly cut ice chunks away from a Ford Pickup that dropped through the ice on Halvorson Bay on Pelican Lake at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. The driver, Ben Olmscheid, escaped without injury out the sunroof. The truck was winched out of the channel Tuesday afternoon. Steve Kohls/Forum News Serviceplay button
Breezy Point man learns hard lesson: Ice is never safe
January 25, 2017 - 6:28pm