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Mankato newspaper with news from the Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota

Bat-killing Whitnose Syndrome Confirmed in Northeastern MN

An area of Minnesota is confirmed to have the disease known as Whitenose syndrome. The condition attacks hibernating bats. Cases were confirmed in Northeastern part of the state.

DNR Says Elk Survey Important to Understand Elk Movement

elk in minnesota

The Minnesota DNR wants to understand more about elk movement in populations up north, so they have been tagging them with GPS to monitor their activity.

DNR Reports Massive Bighead Carp Catch on Minnesota River, Photo Included

Bighead Carp on Minnesota River, DNR Photo

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used Twitter to show a photo and announce the catch of a massive Bighead Carp on the Minnesota River by a commercial fisher.

MN DNR Announces Celebration of 125th Anniversary of State Parks

MN State Parks

Photo by Virgnia State Parks Staff: MN Winter.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this year is the 125th anniversary of state parks in Minnesota.

The DNR also announced festivities and other plans related to the celebration of the anniversary of the parks system in the state.
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Petition Circulates to Halt MN Wildlife Hunts for Sport

Coyote hunting in Minnesota draws criticism

Photo by Christopher Bruno: Coyote hunting in Minnesota draws criticism. Creative Commons Photo of a coyote in the woods.
A petition is circulating the Internet, thanks in part to a website called Change.org, to halt the practice of wildlife killing for sport. In particular the petition, initiated by a White Bear Lake, Minnesota man named Scott Slocum, the petition is campaigning to get Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to put an end to these kinds of contests.

New Fishing Regulations Effect 17 MN Lakes

MN Walleye Photo by Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota.

Photo: Walleye Photo by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Minnesota. Starting in March, new regulations will impact 17 Minnesota Lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). FULL STORY

DNR Looks for Conservation Interns to Help Inspect for Invasive Species

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is on the lookout for watercraft inspectors. The internship will last during the duration of the 2016 boating season, the agency announced.

Inspectors will work at access points on lakes and rivers that have invasive species infestations. These foreign species of aquatic organisms include Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels (most common).

A DNR program coordinator said the internship is an opportunity to get experience doing real world conservation work in Minnesota.

DNR Announces Candlelight Trails at Minnesota State Parks This Year Starting End of December

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that candlelight trail walks will take place staring December 31, in a statewide effort to get people outdoors during the cold season (though this one has been rather mild already). FULL STORY
Photo by MN DNR:The Minnesota DNR will encourage residents and visitors to take advantage of candlelight trails at state parks this year.

DNR Announces Changes with More Opportunities for Turkey Spring Hunting Season

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced changes that it says will add opportunities for turkey hunting this spring season. FULL STORY
Photo Submitted by DNR:Photo credit: Donald Jones and National Wild Turkey Federation.

DNR seeking applications for Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from people interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee. FULL STORY

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