Minnesota DNR

Anglers prepare for Saturday’s Minnesota fishing opener

It's another reminder summer is nearing as anglers in Minnesota get ready for the fishing opener.

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Get your rods and reels and life jackets out as Minnesota’s Fishing Opener starts Saturday and people across the state are excited to get back on the water for another season of catching fish. It’s a unique Minnesota tradition and experts were initially worried about ice on many lakes in the state after the cold, wet and…

Hundreds of goldfish found in Moorhead culvert

The Minnesota DNR says the goldfish are considered an invasive species

GOLDFISH 2 MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Aaron Holte sent us these pictures after spotting a bunch of goldfish in a culvert on the Minnesota State Community and Technical College campus in Moorhead. It’s along 28th Avenue South from 8th to 20th streets. By the time our crew arrived, we only spotted one fish. The Minnesota DNR says 275 goldfish considered…

Enbridge Misses Deadline To Clean up Ruptured Aquifer Site in Minnesota

Willow River/Honor the EarthMINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. The DNR had given the company until Friday to repair the damage to the artesian aquifer near Clearbrook. Regulators will require compensation…

Social Distancing: Renovating The Mississippi Headwaters

The Iconic Mississippi River Headwaters Have A New Look This Spring Thanks To A Restoration Project

  The days of social distancing are probably drawing to a close soon. Mask mandates are gone. Vaccination rates are going up. But I’ll still share ways to have some fun while spacing out when I come across them. Which brings me to one of the most iconic places in our region: Itasca State Park. I camped there over the…

Social Distancing: Avoid The Fall Colors Crowd

See the fall colors without running into too many people

Let’s take a look at the old Fall Color Finder from the Minnesota DNR. Most of the northern part of the state is still in peak color. That’s the bright red area. But more and more places are creeping into the post-peak territory. That’s the darker red areas. You’re running out of time to get out before the trees lose…

Social Distancing: See Peak Fall Colors Before They Go Away

Much Of Northern Minnesota In Peak Fall Colors Right Now

  Fall colors are spreading fast. And they’ll be gone before we know it. If you can head out for a nice socially distanced trip through nature, great. If not, here’s a taste. The girlfriend and I took a trip back to Itasca State Park this weekend. And It. Was. Magnificent. Jaw-dropping colors everywhere you looked. Yellows. Reds. Oranges. The…