The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that the agency is transferring the state's top two foresters and launching a national search for a new chief. DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr says the timber industry has become more dependent on state lands and the agency wants to streamline its process for turning over land to loggers and mills.
Jordan Greenway runs into Darcy Kuemper, sparks fight
Kuemper got knocked out of the game, leading to the brawl.
MacKinnon's controversial goal helps Avalanche top Wild
Kirill Kaprizov's two goals were spoiled by a questionable call.
Attorney accused of sex assault misses hearing, DMs judge
He was arrested the next day after a warrant was issued,
Charges: Man who killed father with hammer says 'the devil made me do it'
The 33-year-old has been charged with murder.
Winter Carnival: Get vaccinated or test negative before coming
Organizers are also reminding people to be mindful of the city's emergency regulations.
2-year-old California girl hurt in crash in southern MN
Another passenger was also injured.
Did either of these 2 MN homes get voted the 'Ugliest House in America'?
This story contains spoilers for the HGTV series.
Driver, 15 years old, hurt when car collides with SUV
The road was wet at the time, the State Patrol said.
Twin Cities family featured on Andrew Zimmern's 'Family Dinner'
The episode made its TV debut Sunday.
California-inspired restaurant opens this week in downtown Minneapolis
It's located on the ground floor of the IDS Center.
Minnesotans have the Badgers back in the national spotlight
Three of Wisconsin's four leading scorers are from Minnesota.
Liriano retires: Remembering his meteoric rise as a rookie
There was no one better than Liriano from mid-May to late-July in 2006.
State switching to streamlined applications after successful pilot run
Hennepin County has been testing new streamlined applications for renewing some public benefits, and there seems to be a lot to love. The old form for Medical Assistance could be up to 20 pages. The new one is just one page and four questions. The state plans to adopt similar processes next year.
Duluth loses 'Timber'
A treasured member of the Duluth Police Department has passed. The Duluth News Tribune reports that Timber, one of the department’s former K-9s, had to be put down because of spleen cancer. Timber was forced to retire recently because of poor eyesight, but, had been living with officer Michelle Rafferty, his former police partner. She is planning a book about him.
Minnesota's logging industry struggles to find business
The recent shutdown of the Verso paper mill in Sartell and the Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth are the latest blows to the state's logging industry that has been going downhill since the last recession. Six mills have closed over the past five years, reducing the demand for timber.
Lake associations sue DNR over failure to keep out zebra mussels
Property owners on three Carver County lakes are suing Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. They argue that it's up to the state agency to develop an approach that will stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels. And they say Commissioner Landwehr has failed in that duty.
Idle Sartell paper mill hurting Minnesota loggers
The shutdown of Sartell's Verso Paper Mill has created an economic ripple effect. Northern Minnesota loggers who sell their timber to the mill are feeling it, as are those who make and maintain the mill's equipment. Local officials want the state to help Verso repair the damage of last month's explosion and fire.
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