A law passed last year requires that all watercraft have a sticker on board listing the state’s rules about aquatic invasive species. DNR officials are working hard to make sure stickers are available to all Minnesotans.
Video: Plane with blown tire makes emergency landing at MSP Airport
An aviation enthusiast caught the moment on video.
St. Paul man charged in online 'sextortion' scheme targeting at least 500 girls
Yue Vang, 31, was charged in U.S. District Court Wednesday.
Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan
Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."
2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing
The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.
Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US
The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.
Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months
James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances
Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.
Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol
The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.
Reservation holders at Gavin Kaysen's new restaurant asked to rebook after mishap
Mara opens next month in the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud
Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers
The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.
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.
Zebra mussels out-muscle Minnesota DNR
The invasive species has now infested more than 60 lakes across the state, MPR reports. Minnesota has about 3,000 public access points to lakes and rivers, but the Minnesota DNR has only 118 inspectors charged with keeping invasive species out of the lakes and rivers. The DNR says about 20 percent of boaters they check are violating laws by not pulling boat plugs, draining water or removing weeds from their vessels.
Report: Millions spent annually fighting aquatic invasive species in Minnesota
A new report, commissioned by The Nature Conservancy, says Minnesota spends nearly $8 million a year fighting aquatic invasive species. Minnesota Public Radio notes the fight is complicated because there is no single method to control all the different types of invasive species.
DNR to take comments on Lutsen's use of trout stream water
The ski resort's use of Poplar River water for snow-making is Minnesota's only exception to a law banning the withdrawl of water from a trout stream. Last year lawmakers approved a twelve-fold increase in the amount of water Lutsen is permitted to take. Now the DNR wants to lower the minimum river flow required, to allow withdrawls during a drought.
Hundreds of scaups found dead in north-central Minnesota lakes
The DNR believe about 200 lesser scaups have died from a parasite carried by an invasive species of snail. There have been several other die-offs of scaups over the past few years -- about 12,000 are estimated to have died since 2008.
Flood waters recede; drenched state to get more rain
Streets were flooded and homes were being evacuated in Cannon Falls, and sections of southeast Minnesota are under a flood warning Friday. More rain is on the way through next week.
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.
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