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7 counties added to Minnesota DNR's campfire burning ban

This comes amid the ongoing drought that's impacting the entire state.

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DNR: CWD-positive deer carcasses dumped outside of quarantine area

An investigation with precautionary measures is underway.

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Strong winds fuel fire, down power lines in east-central MN

A fire at a mobile home spread to roughly 3 acres of grass and woodland in Wadena County early Tuesday morning.

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Wisconsin DNR Board votes to approve wolf hunting season

The board voted to allow 200 wolves to be harvested for a shortened February season.

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Charges: Wisconsin DNR's top sturgeon biologist lied about their caviar scheme

Investigators say DNR workers would give sturgeon eggs to caviar processors after they were done with their fertility research.

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Minnesota DNR says fish stocking efforts successful despite pandemic

The state said efforts to stock ponds with naturally low fish populations were successful despite changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DNR K9 officer retires after 10 years on the job, multiple solved cases

The agency calls Schody a "polished, highly accomplished police dog."

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New cabins coming to state park in northeastern Minnesota

Visitors can start booking the cabins at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State on Dec. 28.

Canada lynx.

Group suing MN DNR over 'senseless and sickening trapping' of lynx

There may be as few as 50 Canada lynx in Minnesota.

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Two special deer hunts will be held in Minnesota to combat CWD

The hunts will be held the two weekends after Christmas.

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3,000 gallons of manure spills into Wisconsin creek, kills fish

The Wisconsin DNR is currently investigating the spill, which affected a creek in Vernon County.

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DNR reports: Loaded gun driving mishaps, bear in corn chopper and more

As a new hunting season begins, officers report hundreds of leftover casings, unsafe shots and loaded guns in cars

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115-pound cougar fatally struck by car in the Twin Cities

It happened in the area of I-494 and I-35W in Bloomington.

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Hunters can expect to find more pheasants in MN this season

The pheasant index exceeds the 10-year average in several parts of the state

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Dodge Center on alert after resident spots cougar from their property

People are being advised to keep an eye on kids and pets.

A black bear.

More 'bear-human conflicts' in MN due to natural food shortage

If you're camping, pack some bear spray just in case.

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Oddities from this week's DNR conservation officer reports

Bear tracking, "pet" deer and some extreme attempts to avoid citations