Leach Named To DNR Post

Jim Leach, a veteran natural resources manager with deep ties to the state’s conservation community, will be the next director of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Fish and Wildlife Division. For the past 16 years, Leach has been the wildlife refuge supervisor for Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.…
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Pheasant Plan Report Card: More To Be Done

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued itself a “report card” on actions to improve grassland pheasant habitat and pheasant populations, the agency announced today. The actions, which grew out of Gov. Mark Dayton’s 2014 Pheasant Summit, are part of the DNR’s subsequent Pheasant Summit Action Plan. While the plan is off to a…
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Loll Donates $60,000 To Three Local Outdoor Groups

Duluth-based Loll Designs, designers and manufacturers of outdoor furniture, today announced a $60,000 donation to be spread equally among three local outdoor nonprofits — the Duluth Climbers Coalition, Duluth XC Ski Club, and Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores (COGGS). Since 2006, as part of its commitment to the community, Loll has contributed more than $362,000…
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Volunteer To Monitor Minnesota Frogs And Toads

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to be part of the Minnesota Frog and Toad Calling Survey to monitor the number and distribution of frog and toad populations throughout Minnesota. You can sign up online to conduct nighttime “listening surveys” on three evenings between April and July. Visit the DNR website…
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Conditions Might Warrant Early Ice-shelter Removal

Because of rapidly deteriorating ice conditions, Minnesota anglers may need to remove their ice-fishing shelters early and not wait for the deadline. Ice anglers in Northeastern Minnesota are reminded by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that ice shelter removal date on lakes located north of Highways 200 and U.S. Highway 2 is 11:59 p.m.…
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