DNR

Zebra mussels confirmed in three west-central Minnesota lakes

A DNR conservation officer found other mussels in a sandy shallow area of another lake.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Clitherall Lake in Otter Tail County, Eagle Lake near Frazee and Turtle Lake near Lake Park. DNR invasive species specialists followed up on a report from a lake property owner and an angler who found zebra mussels in two of the lakes. A DNR conservation officer…

Minnesota DNR: No wolf season until 2022 at soonest

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it won’t consider holding a wolf hunting or trapping season until 2022 at the earliest. The agency said that it’s taking longer than expected to update its 20-year-old wolf management plan, and it’s now expected to be done by March. President Donald Trump’s administration in November ended Endangered Species…

Oak-killing disease spreading north in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Foresters and landowners are concerned that a disease that kills oak trees is spreading farther north in Minnesota. Oak wilt was been around for decades and has been confirmed in 40 Minnesota counties, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is now finding cases farther north than ever before.  The disease  was recently discovered in Crow…

Funeral held for Minnesota Conservation Officer who died on duty

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR) – Family, friends and law enforcement officers were in Grand Rapids Friday to attend the funeral for Minnesota Conservation Officer Sarah Grell. Grell died in a two-vehicle crash near Grand Rapids while on duty Monday morning. She was traveling on an Itasca County road  when a semi collided with the driver’s door of her pickup. Grell…

Minnesota DNR conservation officer dies in 2-vehicle crash

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says one of its conservation officers died in a two-vehicle crash. The crash happened Monday morning near Grand Rapids while the conservation officer was on duty. The officer’s name is being withheld until the family is notified.  The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News…

State Troopers and DNR Conservation Officers at minimum staffing levels in rural MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Operation Safety Net has reached phase three early during the Derek Chauvin trial. Law enforcement says the decision was made after the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center. That means changes for state troopers and DNR conservation officers in our area. “While we still have state troopers working across all of Minnesota, and conservation…

Governor Walz discusses security measures ahead of Biden’s inauguration

According to Walz, the FBI put out a bulletin calling attention to threats to the 50 capitals.

MINNESOTA – Governor Tim Walz discusses threats to the Minnesota State Capitol ahead of Inauguration Day. “Shame on this country if we try and normalize what’s happening here. Shame if we don’t hold those that made this situation accountable,” Governor Walz said. Following the riots that took place at the U.S Capitol and the possible threats to other cities, Governor…

Minnesota DNR Talks Boat Safety Ahead Of Fourth Of July

They want to make sure everyone who is behind the wheel is sober.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – As Detroit Lakes gets ready to celebrate Independence day, the DNR is putting a big priority on alcohol and boat safety. “It’s called operation dry water and it’s actually a year-long program, but this weekend, it’s kind of their weekend to do a big emphasis on getting counties and our agencies and other agencies out in…