The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says roughly 531,000 licenses were sold through the Friday before Memorial Day, the Pioneer Press reports. Next year, the price of Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses will increase for the first time in 12 years. License sales help pay for fish stockings and surveillance of lakes.
Woman charged in drunk driving incident that killed Minnetonka HS alum
Nate Stratton, 20, died from his injuries on Sept. 18.
Inver Grove Heights father killed during suspected burglary
Three people were arrested in connection to the homicide.
St. Paul's upcoming Spring Break restaurant will celebrate the 1980s
The restaurant is one of two new concepts bring brought to downtown St. Paul by local Chef Brian Ingram.
49th suspect charged in Feeding Our Future fraud investigation
The suspect had booked a flight to Istanbul before being arrested.
Morgan Wallen among 3 headliners named for WE Fest 2023
Next year's festival will be held from Aug. 3-5.
Nearly 60 lbs of drugs seized in Rochester, 3 charged
The drugs consisted of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and marijuana.
Climate change in Minnesota is clearly seen at night
A lot of warm days and far fewer chilly nights.
Driver, 83, killed in collision with semi-truck in Northfield
The Northfield man died at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Impatient driver who fatally struck woman outside Taco Bell sentenced
Tammy Renae Olson was sentenced to four years in prison.
Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro
They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.
Bill raising hunting, fishing license fees arrives on Dayton's desk
The Legislature has approved a bill that raises Minnesota's hunting and fishing license fees for the first time in eleven years. Officials say it will keep the state's game and fish fund solvent. The measure also sets a wolf hunting season, which would begin on the firearms deer opener.
Higher hunting, fishing license fees become law
Governor Dayton signed into law the outdoors bill that raises the cost of a fishing or hunting license in Minnesota. The additional revenue will help keep the DNR's game and fish fund solvent. The same bill authorizes the first wolf hunting season since the gray wolf came off the endangered species list.
Senate approves hike in cost of hunting, fishing licenses
Hunters and anglers are leading the campaign to raise the cost of hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota. If the increase approved by the Senate becomes law, it will raise money to improve fish and wildlife habitat and fight invasive species. But first the Senate must negotiate with the House, who passed a bill containing no fee increase.
Minnesota DNR says fish stocking efforts successful despite pandemic
The state said efforts to stock ponds with naturally low fish populations were successful despite changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota DNR wants lawmakers to raise license fees
Minnesota's fishing and hunting license fees haven't changed in 10 years. The Department of Natural Resources is pushing legislators to raise the fees during the next legislative session. If an increase is not passed, the Associated Press reports there will be deep cuts to popular programs.
Plan for early fishing opener drawing strong opposition
Leaders say they're not hearing much support for a proposal to move up the fishing opener to a week before Mother's Day weekend.
Anglers, hunters may face higher license fees as DNR tries to stem red ink
The agency says the state's Game and Fish Fund is headed for insolvency. The Duluth News Tribune reports there may be support in the Legislature to raise fees on fishing and hunting licenses during the upcoming session.
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