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November 28, 2013
Two swans shot
Two trumpeter swans were found shot and dead near Detroit Lakes recently, and DNR officials are now asking for the public’s help in finding out why. The incident occurred Sunday, November 17 — the last day of deer hunting in Minnesota. The swans were found east of Detroit...
news / crime
November 28, 2013 - 1:00pm
November 21, 2013
Four men arrested for violating a variety of hunting laws
A vehicle pursuit and a foot race related to illegally shining deer landed four men in the Otter Tail County Jail, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Charged in Otter Tail County Court with a variety of charges ranging from felony fleeing a law enforcement...
news / crime
November 21, 2013 - 5:30pm
October 11, 2013
Tax revenues mixed early in state fiscal year
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota sales and personal income tax receipts were up in the first three months of the state fiscal year as state revenues came in just short of projections. Minnesota Management and Budget on Thursday reported that overall state tax collections were down $2 million,...
news / legislative
October 11, 2013 - 10:54am
August 29, 2013
Wolf believed to have bitten Minnesota boy tests negative for rabies
BEMIDJI -- A 75 lb. gray wolf wildlife experts suspect bit a 16-year-old Solway boy Saturday at Lake Winnibigoshish campground has tested negative for rabies, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday. The wolf was trapped and killed Monday at the site of the...
August 29, 2013 - 10:41am
August 28, 2013
Campground reopens after wolf attack
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The campground where 16-year-old Noah Graham was attacked by a wolf last weekend was again open for business Wednesday. Ann Long-Voelkner, a spokeswoman for the Chippewa National Forest, said the West Winnie Campground at Lake Winibigoshish reopened Wednesday afternoon....
August 28, 2013 - 9:00pm
DNR pilot looks for lakeshore violations, illegal activity
Area lakeshore owners who occasionally borrow their neighbor’s weed roller to clear out the aquatic vegetation in the water around their dock and swimming beach, take heed. Unless you have the proper Minnesota Department of Natural Resources permit to do so, using a weed roller...
news / Detroit Lakes
August 28, 2013 - 12:16pm
Youth ATV training
Woods-n-Wheels ATV Club is offering youth ATV safety training Saturday, Sept. 21, in Detroit Lakes. Registration for the class will be Sept. 5 from 6-7 p.m. in the basement of the VFW Club on north Washington Avenue. The classroom session will be at 8 a.m. in the VFW basement....
life / wave
August 28, 2013 - 10:25am
August 26, 2013
16-year-old boy attacked by wolf at Lake Winnibigoshish
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Noah Graham, after waking up to find his skull in the jaws of a wolf, fought off the animal and lived to tell the tale. Graham, 16, has a story to tell the rest of his life; a story about an incident that Chris Niskanen of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
August 26, 2013 - 4:14pm
August 24, 2013
Park Rapids asking residents to water trees
The city of Park Rapids is asking for a citizens’ hose brigade to begin immediately. Tinder dry conditions are leaving city trees drying and prematurely going into dormancy, city forester Steph Paulson said. “We just don’t have time to water them all,” she said. Especially...
August 24, 2013 - 7:00am
July 25, 2013
DNR officer charged over gas purchases
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Sunburg man has been charged with felony theft related to gasoline purchases on his state-issued fleet card while working as a state conservation officer. James Clifford Steffen, 47, is accused of charging more gas on his fleet card than was used in the state-owned...
news / crime
July 25, 2013 - 8:55am
July 17, 2013
More businesses now fall under AIS training requirement
Businesses that decontaminate, rent or lease boats or other water-related equipment will now be required to attend aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and acquire a permit under a state law change that took effect July 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
July 17, 2013 - 7:24am
June 27, 2013
Booze and boating don’t mix; DNR ramps up enforcement this weekend
Boaters should think twice before having a cocktail on the water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. The DNR and other agencies around the state are stepping up patrols for impaired boaters this weekend — June 28-30. The enforcement is part of Operation...
June 27, 2013 - 12:37pm
June 26, 2013
'Peers to Piers' is free every Tuesday in DL
The Department of Natural Resources wants to make sure all kids that want to fish have that chance. Through the MinnAqua education program, the DNR is hosting the Peers to Piers program in Detroit Lakes each Tuesday night this summer from 6:30-8:30. It is free for children 15 and...
news / Detroit Lakes
June 26, 2013 - 11:14am
June 16, 2013
Boulders again block accesses
After a standing-room only crowd showed up for a meeting on Monday, the Lakeview Township Board reversed itself and decided to once again close most public accesses on lakes Mellissa and Sallie to boat launching. The board took the same action last year. That means just one...
June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
AIS training session set June 25 in Detroit Lakes
The Becker County Environmental Services Office announces a local training session for those interested in informing the public about aquatic invasive species and how to slow their spread. On Tuesday, June 25, DNR Watercraft Inspection Program staff will provide an AIS Volunteer...
June 16, 2013 - 9:00am