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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

January 25, 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. It's unclear how the animals were killed. Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR
Dozens of dead mammals, birds dumped outside Duluth
January 25, 2019 - 5:03pm
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 12, 2019
As Hockey Day nears, sheriff's office advises caution on Lake Bemidji ice
January 12, 2019 - 4:41pm
December 28, 2018
Trash seen on Big Sauk Lake in Todd County. (Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Beer cans, fish guts and more: DNR asks messy anglers to pick up trash on ice
December 28, 2018 - 5:53pm
December 21, 2018
The Cass County Sheriff's Office released this photo on Friday showing ice thinning and cracks on Walker Bay. (Cass County Sheriff's Office)
Agencies issue caution with 'deteriorating' ice
December 21, 2018 - 5:09pm
December 12, 2018
Seventh-grader Jashaun Bellanger, of Waubun, takes a bag of thermochromic slime out of an ice bucket to see that it changed color on Wednesday during BSU’s Share the Future science exhibition. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Science showcase: Middle schoolers explore STEM, college and careers
December 12, 2018 - 4:29pm
December 10, 2018
Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday. (Forum News Service file photo)
DNR adjusts Leech Lake walleye regulations
December 10, 2018 - 1:51pm
December 9, 2018
Hundreds of anglers converge every spring on the Rainy River for the opportunity to catch trophy pre-spawn walleyes that swim into the river from Lake of the Woods. Walleye fishing during the spring season on the Rainy River will be catch-and-release only beginning March 1. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tighter regulations set for March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
December 9, 2018 - 6:00am
December 7, 2018
Fifth-grader Riley Tverstol pours rainbow trout eggs into the classroom tank on Thursday at Gene Dillon Elementary School. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Trout teachings: Elementary students learn by doing as part of DNR classroom project
December 7, 2018 - 5:30pm
November 28, 2018
Minnesota black bear. (Forum News Service file photo)
Beware of bears: Authorities report recent collisions with bears in the Bemidji area
November 28, 2018 - 6:15pm
November 19, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has received confirmation from the University of Minnesota diagnostic lab in St. Paul that distemper is responsible for the recent outbreak of sick gray fox and raccoons in the city of Bemidji and outlying areas, officials said Monday. (Minnesota DNR photo)
DNR confirms distemper in gray foxes, raccoons in area
November 19, 2018 - 3:14pm
November 15, 2018
Ice forms along the shoreline of Lake Bemidji near Diamond Point Park at sunrise on Wednesday. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Not so fast with ice: After fatalities last year, officials urge ice safety as lakes start to freeze
November 15, 2018 - 9:17am
November 14, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources sold about 666,000 licenses and permits last year between the firearm, muzzleloader and archery seasons. Hunter success last year was about 35 percent during the firearms season, DNR statistics show. File photo / Minnesota DNR
Minnesota deer kill down 9.5 percent from last year
November 14, 2018 - 4:12pm
November 7, 2018
Nicole Stone aims her rifle at the Cass County Wildlife Club in Casselton, N.D. Chris Flynn / Forum News Serviceplay button
WATCH: Female hunters are on the rise in Minnesota, North Dakota
November 7, 2018 - 5:28pm
November 2, 2018
DNR warns of distemper in gray foxes in and around Bemidji
November 2, 2018 - 6:01pm