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Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed

The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.

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DNR: Use caution as ice conditions still vary on Minnesota lakes

The warm weather this month has made the quality of ice on some lakes a bit sketchy.

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How rare is a December tornado in Minnesota?

The latest confirmed tornado in the state was a mid-November twister.

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MN lakes have 2 fewer weeks of ice cover versus 50 years ago

The cascading effects of the warming climate threaten the state's valuable outdoors.

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Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record

The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.

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'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice

Conditions can vary greatly even across a single body of water.

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Take a hike! Free admission to MN State Parks on Black Friday

The annual promotion returns for the seventh year in a row.

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Large buck illegally shot with crossbow in city limits, DNR investigating

The animal's antlers were removed and its carcass left on the side of the road.

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Anglers caught with 72 walleyes, saugers — 48 fish over limit

The DNR seized every single fish the group had caught.

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The Minnesota DNR will pay you for cones, seeds

The department is in "urgent" need of cones.

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New CWD case suspected days before deer opener in Minnesota

The deer was harvested in northwestern Minnesota, outside the DNR's CWD zones.

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MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera with the dead "moose."

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Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

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CWD-positive farm in WI had shipped deer to 2 MN farms, DNR says

The Minnesota DNR's commissioner called the discovery "deeply concerning."

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DNR orders Enbridge to pay $3.32M over Line 3 environmental violations

The pipeline company breached a groundwater aquifer, causing water to flow uncontrolled into a trench.

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Kayaking family of 4 rescued after becoming stuck in downed tree

They're "lucky to be alive," a DNR conservation officer said.

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Multiple incidents of squirrel abuse reported in Waconia

It includes one squirrel who was shot with a pellet gun then hit with a shovel.

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How much rainfall will it take to get out of this damaging drought?

The odds of the drought ending in the next month are remarkably slim, one group says.

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Small group has been illegally camping in MN forest for 'months'

Dispersed camping isn't allowed in Minnesota for more than 14 days in the summer.

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Low water levels: Is it already time to take the boat off the water?

The DNR is urging Minnesotans to consider it in some situations.

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Here's what the drought means for fall colors in Minnesota this year

Maybe plan your leaf-peeping trips earlier than normal this year.

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Sheriff: Stop calling 911 about low-flying planes, they're putting out wildfires

Beltrami County has had issues with people in the Bemidji area complaining about firefighting planes this summer.

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Tips for watering trees during severe drought, sprinkler restrictions

How can you keep your valued trees healthy? Just follow these simple steps.

Flickr - Blue Jay healthy feeder - USFWS Midwest Region

As mystery illness spreads, should Minnesotans take down bird feeders?

The unexplained ailment has resulted in bird die-offs in the eastern U.S.