The Republican sponsored bill would allow Minnesotans to hunt coyotes from an airplane or on snowmobiles. The Star Tribune reports a handful of other states already allow aerial hunting to control animals threatening livestock, crops or wildlife.
Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault
Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.
COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds
The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.
Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver
The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.
Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota
An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.
District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student
He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.
Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7
The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.
Photos: Winners of the World Snow Sculpting Championship in Stillwater
Twelve teams from around the world competed.
Court issues mixed ruling on PolyMet, orders more analysis on water permit
The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.
Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside
It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.
Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal
He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.
DNR's proposed wolf hunting season would cut population by 400
Minnesota takes over management of its 3,000 gray wolves from the federal government on Friday. The DNR suggests a lottery system to award wolf hunting licenses.
Controlled deer hunts to be held throughout Ramsey County
Ramsey County officials say deer caused more than 250 car accidents last year. There will be eight controlled hunts at parks in Maplewood, St. Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Township.
Dwindling moose population could impact tribal traditions
A 2012 aerial survey last winter used 49 sample plots to estimate that there are about 4,200 living moose in Minnesota. The population declined 14 percent from last year. This decrease could impact Native American moose hunting in the region.
Opponents speak out against wolf hunting proposal but don't slow bill
A Senate committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass along a bill to allow the hunting and trapping of wolves. But opponents are letting lawmakers know not everyone favors the plan. Some people fear it could drive wolves into new territory, while wildlife watchers worry it will hinder their hobby.
Eagle population soaring in Minnesota
An eagle project manager with the National Park Service told the Star Tribune officials counted 36 nests along the Mississippi River between Elk River and Hastings. That's up from 28 last year and 11 when aerial surveys began in 2006. The continued growth indicates the river is producing plenty of food for the majestic birds.
Minnesota lawmakers introduce bill to control cormorant population
A bipartisan bill by Reps. John Kline and Collin Peterson would give states the authority to manage the cormorant population -- which they say have displaced other species. Under current law, federal officials must first approve population control plans.
Wisconsin hunters kill 4 wolves in first day of hunting season
Hunters in Wisconsin reported killing four wolves in the first 24 hours of the state's wolf hunt. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has set a statewide overall quota of 201 wolves. On Monday, two groups filed a 60-day notice of their intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the delisting of Great Lakes wolves.
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