If you're driving with a boat in tow down the road, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now has the right to pull you over -- and for no reason. The DNR initiative is part of the states effort to crack down on aquatic invasive species violations, and boaters aren't happy about it.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota State colleges, U of M boosting tuition again
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
DNR planning roadside checks in 2012
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is going to start conducting random roadside checks in 2012. Conservation officers will inspect trailers, boats and other vehicles to help stop the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species. More decontamination units and watercraft inspectors will also be deployed at infested lakes and rivers around the state.
Zebra mussels pesticide shows promise in small test
The Department of Natural Resources says there's hope that a chemical might help stop the spread of the invasive aquatic species that is fast spreading in Minnesota lakes. The DNR treated Rose Lake in Otter Tail County last fall, and two divers who scoured the lake this week did not find any zebra mussels.
Senate could vote on invasive-species boating proposal this weekend
The bill allows the DNR to setup inspection stations and issue tougher fines to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive-species. Minnesota's 800,000 boaters would also be required to pass a training course. House lawmakers okayed the legislation Friday and Senators could vote on it this weekend.
Minnesota DNR, sheriff's officials to target drunk boaters statewide
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and sheriff's officials are stepping up efforts to keep boaters safe on lakes statewide as the 4th of July approaches. The officials are taking part in a nationwide effort called Operation Dry Water, which highlights the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI).
DNR: Number of invasive species violations unacceptable
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says 20 percent of boaters screened this spring have violated laws to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species. The agency calls the rate unacceptable because the majority of violations could be avoided. DNR officers stepped up patrols last month and will continue through the summer.
Minn. DNR begins bullet exchange in effort to curb bald eagle poisoning
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is attempting to save bald eagles with a new bullet exchange program. The DNR has enlisted the help of outdoor retailer Cabelas to persuade deer hunters to use copper ammunition instead of lead -- because the lead fragments eagles can ingest eating the remains of deer will poison them.
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