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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 Department of Natural Resources urges anglers who fish with frozen or imported dead bait to review regulations that govern the use of emerald shiners, spottail shiners, bluntnose minnows and other popular baitfish that are susceptible to the fish-killing disease Viral Hemmorhagic Septicemia. “In an effort to prevent the spread of VHS in Minnesota [...]

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is removing the burning and campfire restrictions in counties in northwestern and southeastern Minnesota, while 18 counties in east-central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, remain under burning/campfire restrictions. Counties that have burning/campfire restrictions include: Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, [...]

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From the Minnesota DNR Wild River State Park will be closed during a special resource management deer hunt Nov. 3-5, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. During this time period, to ensure public safety, park access will be restricted to only those individuals possessing a special park deer hunt permit. The park will [...]

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) cautions duck hunters to make sure they pack the one thing that could save their lives – their life jackets. “We want all hunters to come back to shore safely,” said Kim Elverum, DNR boat and water safety coordinator. “However, the lack of flotation devices is still a [...]

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- Anglers and lakes 1.4 million licensed anglers. 2 million people fish. Minnesota has 11,842 lakes, 5,400 of which are managed by DNR fisheries. Participation and the economy Fishing contributes $4.7 billion to the state’s economy Minnesota ranks fourth among states with the highest number of anglers. The top three states are Florida, Texas and California. [...]

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