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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has contracted with the engineering firm Smith-Root to design a “sweeping” electronic fish barrier at Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Mississippi River. The proposed barrier is intended to halt the spread of Asian carp. Unlike other electronic barriers, a sweeping electronic [...]

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals today rejected a request for a preliminary injunction that would have stopped the state’s inaugural wolf hunting and trapping season. That means the planned wolf hunting and trapping seasons will go as planned this fall and winter. Consistent with state law, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will issue [...]

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Civil fines for people caught violating the state’s aquatic invasive species (AIS) laws doubled on July 1, when new, tougher laws took effect, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced. Minnesota law prohibits the possession or transport of any AIS in the state. AIS include zebra mussels, Eurasian water milfoil and spiny water fleas. [...]

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Recent rain and snow throughout the state has temporarily decreased Minnesota’s wildlife danger rating, but that could quickly change without adequate rain, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. As part of Wildfire Prevention Week, April 15-21, the DNR is encouraging people to make a special effort to control their fires this week and [...]

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Former Minnesota Vikings’ coach Bud Grant immediately told a Senate committee today (March 13) exactly what brought him to the State Capitol. “I’m not here to promote the stadium,” Grant told the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee. “I’m here to promote something more important than the stadium,” said Grant. Grant — in an advocacy [...]

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Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota and may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “It’s definitely time for folks to keep their eyes out,” according to Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, DNR regional nongame wildlife specialist. “Usually we see [...]

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