Minnesota DNR

Grassy Point, Kingsbury Bay Restoration to Complete December 2020

Minnesota DNR hosted tour of restoration site, where sediment and wood waste are being removed.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota DNR hosted a tour of the Grassy Point and Kingsbury Bay restoration project taking place between the Bong Bridge and Lake Superior Zoo. The project aims to remove sediment from Kingsbury Bay and 120 years of historic sawmill wood waste from Grassy Point. The restoration is expected to be done in December of 2020. “We’re gonna,…

Crow and Loon Deaths Linked to West Nile Virus

While common for crows this time of year, wildlife experts are keeping watch of loons.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota DNR and wildlife experts are on the lookout for birds sick with West Nile Virus. This comes after two recorded deaths of loons in Northeast Minnesota earlier this month, and a handful of crow deaths this past year, all linked to West Nile. Crows and loons are more susceptible to West Nile Virus, as they are…

DNR’s Take a Kid Fishing Event Kicked-Off Today

Minnesota residents can fish without a license this weekend if their child is 15 or younger and in the boat with them

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota residents can fish without a license this weekend if they take their children 15 years or younger with them. The DNR’s ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ weekend kicked off today, and that means all weekend long Minnesota families can create memories out on the thousands of lakes in the state. While Minnesotans fifteen and younger don’t need fishing…

Lakewood Students Spend the Day Outside Learning About the Environment

Environmental Education Day held at school.

DULUTH, Minn.- The weather was greats for students at Lakewood Elementary School to get outside and learn about the environment. The school participated in Environmental Education Day. It’s like a field day with various activities like bird watching, and learning about animal furs, from local organizations like the Minnesota DNR. “We concentrate so much on reading and math and specific…

Purchase a Pack, Plant a Tree

The Monthlong Drive is in Collaboration with the Minnesota DNR

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Pack has brought back its company-wide and month-long Arbor Day campaign called, “Buy A Pack, We Give Back.” Due to the company’s success with the philanthropic campaign in 2018, the Made in America business has brought it back once again for 2019. For every Duluth Pack manufactured product sold, Duluth Pack will properly plant a tree…

Minnesota DNR: Be Aware of Bears This Spring

Minnesota DNR Advises Caution as Black Bears Awake from a Deep Winter Slumber

DULUTH, Minn. – Now that spring has officially sprung, officials with the Minnesota DNR are reminding homeowners to be aware of bears. While these animals are typically more scared of humans than we are of them, experts say it’s important to make sure you’re aware of what to do if destruction is knocking on your door. “The calls have started…

Heavy Snowfall Could Lead to Increased Flooding

National Weather Service measuring overflowing

MINNESOTA- There could be an increased flooding risk this spring because of all the snow we’ve been getting. According to the National Weather Service, agencies are measuring Minnesota’s risk of flooding this spring. The DNR and the U.S. Geological Survey are monitoring the depth and flow of streams and rivers across the state to figure out how much water they can…

Cleveland-Cliffs Delivers State of the Business

Business leaders, city and state officials gather in Chisholm.

CHISHOLM, Minn.- Chisholm business leaders, city and state officials, and employees heard a state of the business update from the iron ore mining company Cleveland-Cliffs. President, Chairman and CEO Lourenco Goncalves spent the beginning of his presentation detailing Cleveland-Cliffs’s growth since he took over in August 2014. But soon he delved into the environmental impacts of iron ore mining, clean steel-making…

Hunting Holiday Begins

Minnesota Deer Hunting Opener Kicks Off

DULUTH, Minn.- In a couple days the folks at Chalstrom’s will have their hands full with trophies like these, as Northlanders go out for their own holiday: the Minnesota Deer Hunting Opener. The walls of Chalstrom’s back room are a small forest, the heads of different trophy animals jutting out of the walls. Despite what all the trophies may suggest, hunting…

Dayton Discusses Development of Mesabi Metallics Site

Governor and Local Politicians Meet at Nashwauk City Hall

NASHWAUK, Minn.- Nashwauk City Hall, abuzz with anticipation as Governor Mark Dayton updated local officials about the Mesabi Metallics proposed iron ore pellet mine. In a meeting closed to press, Dayton says he’s been promised by Mesabi’s CEO that reconstruction of the site will start in March of 2019. “My mother used to say actions speak louder than words,” said…

Fire Leaves Local Business a Total Loss

Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon firefighters were called to Cloquet Interiors, more than 24 hours later crews are still working at the scene.

CLOQUET, Minn.- The investigation continues tonight into a major fire that broke out Thursday afternoon at a Cloquet business. Cloquet Interiors along Highway 33 is a total loss and Friday’s winds kept firefighters on site to make sure the fire didn’t cause more problems. Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon firefighters were called to Cloquet Interiors, more than 24 hours later crews…

Enjoying the Partially Frozen Lake Superior

According to Minnesota DNR the ice needs to be four inches thick to be walked on.

DULUTH, Minn.-  There are 1.5 million issued fishing licenses in Minnesota, according to Explore Minnesota %10 of license holding anglers are ice fishers. Before grabbing your fishing rod and tackle box, you need to make sure it’s safe. According to the Minnesota DNR ice needs to be at least four inches thick. Right now parts of Lake Superior have favorable…

St. Louis River Alliance to Host Annual Open House

Multiple Organizations will be on Hand for the "Seasons of the St. Louis RIver" Open House Tuesday, December 12

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis River Alliance is pleased to be putting on their “Seasons of the St. Louis River” photo contest celebration and open house Tuesday, December 12 from 4:30 until 6:30p.m. The event will happen in the Barker’s Island Great Lakes Ballroom (300 Marina Drive, Superior). The open house is free and open to the public. Those…