The grouse population index has dropped significantly in Minnesota over the past three years and there are signals that the birds are descending on their 10-year boom-to-bust cycle. The DNR predicts that this is not the bottom, one state official told the Star Tribune that grouse numbers may not begin to rise again until 2014. It's unclear what kind of impact this exodus will have on Minnesota grouse hunters.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
Hot, hot, hot! No end in sight for uncomfortable weather
Hoping for a refreshing breeze or a nice mist of rain to cool you off as we head into the week? Not gonna happen. In fact, this could be one of the hottest 4th of July holidays in years. Oh yeah, and the air will be bad, too...
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.
DNR will take to the air to size up tent caterpillar damage
Forest tent caterpillars defoliated more than 60,000 acres of Minnesota trees last year and they're back for more this year. The Department of Natural Resources will use aerial surveys to map the areas where trees have suffered most. Caterpillar outbreaks can last three to five years.
Fishing licenses reel in strong sales
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.
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