Turkey hunters in Minnesota will be able to buy a license over the counter for the first time this fall. Mesabi Daily News reports there are roughly 60,000 wild turkeys in the state. Wildlife officials say the lottery system isn't needed because the number of fall licenses available exceeded the number of hunters who applied. This fall's 30-day season runs from Sept. 29 through Oct. 28.
Sign of the times: Snow fell in Minnesota Tuesday morning
"It's snowing. That is all," a witness said.
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.
DNR working on framework of first wolf hunt
The Game and Fish bill signed into law Thursday allows Minnesotans to legally hunt and trap wolves for the first time in nearly four decades. The legislation gives the DNR authority to set harvest limits and conduct a hunter lottery. About 3,000 wolves live in Minnesota right now and the agency plans to reduce the population by about 400 this fall. The gray wolf was removed from the Federal Endangered Species List in January.
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.
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.
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