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.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
Armed man found barricaded inside Brooklyn Park home, negotiators on scene
An active police presence remains in the area as negotiators speak with the suspect.
17-year-old South St. Paul homicide victim is identified
The medical examiner determined that Skelley died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Tornado watch issued in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska
Severe storms are expected to push into southwest Minnesota this afternoon.
Korean chicken chain Bonchon's 6th MN location set to open
The South Korean-based franchise has steadily increased its presence across the country.
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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