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Teenager sets MN catch-and-release record for northern pike

The 15-year-old called it "an experience of a lifetime."

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28-year-old drowns while trying to retrieve bobber from lake

The sheriff's office said it happened around 8 p.m. on July 4.

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MN DNR: Please call us if you find a large group of dead fish

The agency says hot weather might be contributing to recent die-offs.

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The most offbeat DNR conservation officer reports from the past week

An impatient Jeep driver, a bald eagle in a kennel, and more.

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Man dies after falling off boat in Boundary Waters

The incident occurred on Trout Lake on Memorial Day.

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Curious conservation officer reports from the Minnesota DNR

Gravel thieves, raucous campers and some quick thinking that backfired.

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Minnesota fishing opener isn't on Mother's Day weekend this year

Moms can still go fishing for free on Mother's Day weekend.

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Minnesota DNR changes how couples buy combination licenses

Now both members must be present when buying a license.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Lake Vermilion

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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Anglers allowed 1 walleye this winter on Mille Lacs

The regulations are the same as last winter.

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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Charges: Resort owners illegally caught fish in Canada, profited in MN

The resort owners allegedly netted thousands of dollars in profits from the bait fish.

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DNR hold on walleye fishing in Mille Lacs Lake ends Aug. 1

Beginning Aug. 1, anglers can again fish for walleyes with live bait at Mille Lacs Lake.

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Ahead of Fishing Opener, DNR warns accesses may be in poor condition

The DNR has not been able to carry out its usual maintenance due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Drivers caught speeding over 100 mph triples during Stay at Home order

DWIs have also been rising after initially dropping after the start of Stay at Home.

Egg take

Minnesota DNR cancels fish egg take in 2020

The DNR would typically harvest eggs and use them to replenish fish stocks in Minnesota lakes.