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County to receive $75,000 for aquatic invasive species prevention

July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ken Vogel

Recently, the 2014 Minnesota State Legislature approved funding to Minnesota counties for aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention. According to Lake County Administrator Matt Huddleston, the timing of the…continue reading on

Blue Mounds State Park to re-open Monday

July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — Blue Mounds State Park will re-open Monday following flood damage that forced the park to close on June 18, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

“Our staff has done an exceptional job of making repairs and stabilizing …continue reading on

E.O. Olson Trust designates funds for water quality projects

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Directors of the E.O. Olson Trust unanimously approved a $25,000 contribution to Nobles County Pheasants Forever during a meeting Tuesday morning in Worthington. 

The funds will go toward the P.F. Chapter’s latest land acqui…continue reading on

Ex-DNR officer gets probation in license-data snooping case

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A former Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer will spend two years on probation for inappropriately accessing driver’s license data on and off the job.

John A. Hunt, 49, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty in February to miscon…continue reading on

Compass Prairie SNA considered for public hunting

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — A 19-acre native prairie southwest of Worthington was the subject of a public meeting Tuesday evening as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) considers changing its public use to allow hunting and trapping.

The Compa…continue reading on

Conservation easements crucial to restoring Grass Lake

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLMAR — Two decades of complex negotiations, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, state grants, right-of-way purchases and conservation easements have been slowly woven together to develop a plan to restore Grass Lake near Willmar.
Revised plans th…continue reading on

Snowy Owl mount given to Prairie Elementary

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Last winter along a gravel road southwest of Worthington, local Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Gary Nordseth discovered an injured female Snowy Owl.
There were no power lines around, no windmills and n…continue reading on

Nobles County commissioners approve land sale

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Outdoors enthusiasts will have another 75 acres of public hunting ground and conservation acres after Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved sale of a Bloom Township parcel to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
T…continue reading on

Preliminary 2013 firearms deer harvest numbers release

December 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Minnesota hunters harvested 164,550 deer during the 2013 firearms season, according to preliminary numbers announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Excluding the late season in southeastern Minnesota, hunters harvested 144,000 dee…continue reading on

DNR proposes plan to stop spread of Asian carp

November 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — When the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources closed a gate on Herlein-Boote Slough north of Worthington in January 2012, to stop water from flowing through a diversion channel and into Okabena Creek, it was a temporary fix to tr…continue reading on