Most Minnesota snowmobile trails not ready for use, says DNR

MINNEAPOLIS – By law, Minnesota's snowmobile trails opened on Dec. 1, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says most of the state's trails need more snow before they can be groomed for use.  To be considered safe, the DNR says the ground must be frozen, especially crossing wetlands. There needs to be about 12 inches of snow for packing and grooming. And a minimum of 5 to 7 inches of new, clear ice is recommended for riding on lakes.The DNR also says to make sure your registrations are current, and snowmobiles are in good operating order before hitting the trails.
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Bidding now open for DNR’s December land sale online auction

Bidding now open for DNR’s December land sale online auction. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has 11 parcels for sale including rural and lakeshore properties. Properties in Itasca, St. Louis, and Wadena counties are available for online bidding from Thursday, Dec. 1, through Wednesday, Dec. 14. Anyone...
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Deer Permit Area 184 Near Bemidji Added to Late-Season Hunt Due to Positive CWD Test

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added deer permit area 184 near Bemidji to the state’s late-season hunt. The decision comes after a deer harvested there tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the firearms opening weekend. The late-season hunt will go from Dec. 16-18. This management...

Carroll City Council Approves Report From JEO Consulting On Water Chlorine Residuals

The Carroll City Council has accepted a report from an engineering firm detailing proposed solutions to issues with chlorine residuals in the community’s water supply. According to Public Works Director Randy Krauel, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) contacted the city earlier this year about low chlorine levels in some areas of town.

Six Animals That Shockingly Lived in Iowa

Let's face it: Iowa isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind when thinking of large beasts or apex predators. In fact, barely any exist in the Hawkeye State these days. But that wasn't always the case. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, all six of these...

Most Snowmobile Trails Need More Snow

ST. PAUL, MN (KDAL) – Even though December 1st is the opening date for Minnesota snowmobile trails, the DNR says most need more snow before they can be groomed for use. Among the conditions needed before trails can be groomed and considered safe are about 12 inches of snow, frozen ground to support the weight of snow groomers, the removal of fallen trees and placement of signs.

Wausau mulls terminating Riverlife Condos agreement

Wausau officials next week will consider legal options and strategy surrounding a proposed $5 million condominium development for the east riverfront and could terminate the agreement in place, according to city documents. The high-end condos are being constructed by the same group that constructed the Riverlife Villages Phase I development...

Please comment, engage on Whitewater WMA plan

White-tailed Deer buck and doe in snow taken in southern MN in the wild. Anyone interested in the Whitewater Wildlife Management Area can share their thoughts on a draft update of the WMA’s master plan that will guide management of the popular hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching destination in southeastern Minnesota.

Fish Kills May Result from Low Water in Backwaters of the Mississippi

So far, studies by the Iowa DNR have not shown any harmful effects. On a recent Mississippi River trip south of Lock and Dam 15, the Augustana Stewardship pontoon boat nearly ran aground in the Andalusia Slough. The low water is a result of the current drought. Boaters can also observe catfish holes along the banks which are usually hidden underwater.

UP deer harvest reports from 2022 hunting season

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - According to DNR deputy public relations officer, John Pepin, Menominee County took the top spot in deer totals according to the numbers during this year’s season, with Delta County in second place, and Marquette County in third. Pepin explained, the new online deer harvest reports,...

Greene County Sheriff’s Report December 2-4, 2022

2:34pm: A deputy assisted with pigs out on 110th Street and N Avenue. 10:26pm: A deputy investigated an abandoned vehicle on 220th Street near T Avenue. 11:21pm: A deputy investigated underage drinking party in the 300 block of Howard Street, Rippey. Saturday, December 3rd. 5:49am: A deputy investigated a trespass...
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DNR shares tips for tree-mendous holiday season

‘Tis the season to be giving. This holiday season, give a gift back to the environment by being mindful about how you celebrate. Americans typically generate the largest amount of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. As you plan your holiday events and gatherings, add a bit of “green” to your party theme.