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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Jan. 21. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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As we head into the mid-season of this very trying ice season, anglers need to be aware that panfish such as crappies and bluegills start transitioning to shallower water and will often abandon their deep water haunts in favor of water depths in the 6 to 11 feet of water.

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The Story Tree (dibaajimowaatig) preschool puppet story: Fox’s (waagosh) Dream

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges people to use caution on lakes with winter aeration systems.

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How strange is the river. As I survey the Red River this morning through the glasses, it appears only as a 55-yard expanse of white snow. If it were narrow, as it must be near its source, it would seem that one could easily walk across it in the deep woods and not even know you were crossing…

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BRAINERD — “Chronic Wasting Disease: The Future of Deer Hunting in Minnesota,” is the topic of the next Rosenmeier Center forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College. The event is free and open to the public.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Jan. 13. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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Ok, I know this sounds crazy to all you anglers who love fishing on the ice or sitting in your ice fishing hut, but there is another group of anglers in Minnesota who prefer fly fishing through the winter months. These anglers find open creeks and fish the entire winter for trout.

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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed in 2019 five species of weeds on the state’s Noxious Weed Prohibited Eradicate List for the first time in eight counties.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Jan. 5, 2020. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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The Department of Natural Resources is looking for passionate and dedicated college students interested in learning more about possible careers with the DNR through paid summer internship opportunities.

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This is a story — a true story this is. Giving voice to those who give voice is not only an honor, but a gift — “The Gift” — to be exact.

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As we progress into the mid-part of winter, the snow that has plagued the Midwest has now made ice fishing a huge challenge. The trick is getting to where you want to go and getting their safely.

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Can too much snow really be a bad thing for those who embrace all the wonderful opportunities there are for Minnesotans to do during the winter months? Absolutely yes!

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Dec. 30. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen has appointed 18 Minnesotans to two-year terms on citizen oversight committees that monitor the agency’s fish and wildlife spending. The new appointees join other members with continuing terms.

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Heading into the holiday season, conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority as the number of fatal crashes around the state has trended upward the past few years.

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So far the ice season of 2019-2020 is starting out with some very serious slush problems statewide. We got the combination of heavy snow on top of very little ice and this combination produces lots of slush and very inferior ice.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Dec. 23, 2019. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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Where have all the bodies gone? As I look out upon a white apparently lifeless woodland on this winter day by the Red River, I am made aware that we take for granted that we live on a living planet.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen has appointed 20 Minnesotans to two-year terms on citizen oversight committees that monitor the agency’s fish and wildlife spending. The new appointees join other members with continuing terms.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Dec. 16. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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Minnesotans can take an active role in helping shape deer population goals across the state by attending local workshops designed to increase inclusiveness and transparency in the Department of Natural Resources’ decision-making process.

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Minnesota is home to many true fishing legends — men and women who have influenced and changed the sport of fishing in this great state. Two individuals who have been in the forefront of the fishing industry for decades and are still active innovators are brothers Ron and Al Lindner.

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The temperatures are finally dropping signaling the beginning of the ice fishing season. Safety is the biggest concern on early ice so I have a list of items that are needed especially for this early winter with the “iffy” ice.

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CASS LAKE — Chippewa National Forest officials announce a temporary bridge closure on the Suomi Snowmobile Trail, (state trail 222) as crews make needed repairs.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Dec. 9, 2019. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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Deep Portage Learning Center invites everyone to participate in the 41st annual Winter Rendezvous — a fun-filled day of old-time games and activities — Jan. 25.

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Here are highlights from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer (CO) reports for the week ending Dec. 2. The complete report is available at www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/co_report/index.html

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Red Lake Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs recently signed a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines continued cooperative management of the walleye population in Upper and Lower Red Lake in northwest Minnesota. The signing…