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Fish for Free! It’s Take a Kid Fishing Weekend in Minnesota

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 7 - 9 in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota DNR is proud to announce the return of Take a Kid Fishing weekend Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9. Minnesota residents will be able to fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing. “Time spent fishing can be can be a way for adults and kids to spend time outdoors together….

Ash Borer Update

The third case of Ash Borer has been discovered in Douglas County

HIGHLAND, Wisc.- Concern tonight after the discovery of a new Emerald Ash Borer infestation in Douglas County, this time in the town of Highland. The Highland infestation was found by a utility tree crew, and brings the affected areas in the county to three joining the City of Superior and Amnicon Falls State Park. Experts believe people bringing firewood into…

Experience Sugarloaf Cove During Open House this Saturday

Sugarloaf Cove Along Highway 61 is Hosting Their First Ever Open House Saturday, October 20

SCHROEDER, Minn. – The friendly folks at Sugarloaf Cove invite you to spend your Saturday exploring the wilderness and rich history of their location. Visitors will have the chance to celebrate Minnesota’s North Shore and learn more about its unique geology, climate and more. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Sugarloaf North Shore Stewardship Association are hosting an…

Get Hooked on Fishing This Weekend

The Minnesota Parks Department is Hosting an "I Can Fish!" Program Saturday at Chub Lake

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks looking to learn how to fish have the chance to do so on Saturday, June 30 at Chub Lake from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Staff at Jay Cooke State Park invite families to experience the fun of casting into the water and the excitement when there’s a tug on the line. The hands-on program is for…

Campground Complete in Minnesota’s Newest State Park

The Vermilion Ridge Campground offers water access and a variety of modern accommodations

It’s Minnesota’s newest state park and the campground is now complete in the Lake Vermillion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park. To enjoy by providing a new place for everyone to call their place at the lake,” director of trails Erica Rivers said. Campers can choose from three group camps and 33 drive-in campsites at Vermilion Ridge Campground. Nearby hiking trails lead…

How to Ensure Safe Campfire Traditions

Park officials say its important to teach your child campfire safety at every age.

CARLTON COUNTY, Minn.- As the weather is slowly getting warmer, its that time of year for smores and campfire stories, along with the fun comes fire responsibility. Dryer weather and winds are ideal conditions for wildfires to spark. To avoid your campfire getting out of hand, park officials ask campers to use a fire ring, avoid liquid fire starters, and…

Minnesota DNR Poposes 10 Year Deer Management Plan

the DNR Will Take Online Public Comments Through May 9

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has proposed a new 10-year plan to manage the state’s deer population. The plan sets a statewide harvest goal of 200,000 deer. The Star Tribune reports that’s about 25,000 below what the state’s largest deer group wants. Leaders of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association have said a harvest closer…

Invasive Bloody Red Shrimp Discovered in Lake Superior

A Single Specimen Was Found in Duluth-Superior Harbor Last Summer

From Wisconsin SeagrantMINNEAPOLIS-A new invasive species has turned up in Lake Superior, the bloody red shrimp. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says researchers found a single specimen of the tiny shrimp in the Duluth-Superior harbor last summer. There are now documented findings of bloody red shrimp in all of the Great Lakes. They were first found in Lake Ontario…

Final Polymet Project Public Meeting Held

The public can make comments on the proposed copper nickel mine into March.

DULUTH, Minn.- Hundreds of people packed the DECC for the final public input meeting on Polymet’s proposed copper nickel mine near Babbit. The police presence was ramped up, before anyone even entered the ballroom. The DNR and Duluth police doing pat–downs on the hundreds who wanted to attend. Beyond that the issues of pro–miners and those worried about the environment…

Public Comments on Barker’s Island Plans

The city is hoping for your input to restore the beach.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The city of superior focused in on the future restoration of Barker’s Island Beach during a public meeting. The city held the public meeting to share preliminary engineering concepts for the beach’s future. The beach is a major part of the overall success of Barker’s Island. Wednesday night the Parks Rec and Forestry Department presented drawings of the proposed…

New Northern Pike Fishing Regulations Coming in Spring 2018

Regulations go into effect March 1, 2018 for Minnesotans fishing on inland waters

(MnDNR) MINNESOTA – Anglers and spearers going after northern pike this winter can prepare for new regulations that will be in effect for the spring fishing opener on Minnesota’s inland waters. The new regulations on inland waters will be in effect starting March 1, however northern pike fishing is not allowed until fishing opener on May 12. “Pike regulations remain…

Duluth Artist Wins Walleye Stamp Contest

Third win for the artist!

2018 Walleye Stamp competitionFirst Place: Dean Kegler (MnDNR) DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that a Duluth artist has won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest. Dean Kegler, was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the DNR. Kegler’s painting featured a walleye about to strike a crankbait and will…

Registration Not Needed for ATV Riders this Weekend

"No Registration Weekend" June 2-4

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend is the perfect time for ATV riders to spend some time outdoors. That’s because June 2-4 is “No Registration Weekend.” Meaning, Minnesota is providing ATV riders with free access to more than 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid trails. This is for Minnesotan an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use and out-of-state…