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May 10, 2017
Alexandria, Minn.-based conservation officer Mitch Lawler docks his boat on Lake Victoria in Douglas County on May 5, 2017. Lawler will be patrolling waters in the area for the Minnesota fishing opener. Eric Morken / Forum News Service
DNR goes into fishing opener with 25 enforcement positions unfilled
May 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
May 8, 2017
Northeast Minnesota man charged as birch tree bandit
May 8, 2017 - 8:13pm
May 4, 2017
Nick Burton, 26, of Fergus Falls, Minn., fishes the Red River in Fargo for the first time Wednesday, May 3. Burton is already a registered organ donor, but thinks the new registration system through LifeSource and the Minnesota DNR is a good idea. Kim Hyatt/ Forum News Service
Fish, hunt, save lives: MN first to offer organ donor option on fishing license
May 4, 2017 - 8:31pm
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Julie Siems uses K-9 officer Brady, a golden retriever mix, to detect zebra mussels in a boat at the Pike Lake boat landing north of Duluth Thursday morning. Clint Austin / Forum News Serviceplay button
DNR adds more dogs to sniff out zebra mussels as efforts ramp up
May 4, 2017 - 8:21pm
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 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
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 10, 2017
The lower dam inside Blue Mounds State Park was heavily damaged during flooding in June 2014. The Minnesota DNR is now working on a plan to change the course of Mound Creek, establish a habitat of prairie flowers and further develop a bicycle path with a bridge in place of the dam. (Tim Middagh / Daily Globe)play button
DNR plans to restore Mound Creek; $1.8 million project planned in Blue Mounds State Park
March 10, 2017 - 9:10pm
A cluster of little brown bats hangs on the rock walls of  the Soudan Underground Mine State Park. The bats discolor the area around the rocks that they use. Forum News Service file photo
Deadly fungus taking toll on Minnesota bats
March 10, 2017 - 8:39pm
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
Willows are shown growing in Jack Creek as it winds through the west half of Section 34, Bloom Township. (Special to the Daily Globe)
State-owned lands cause for concern in Bloom Township
February 28, 2017 - 8:33pm