Groups Urge MN Legislators To Support Hunting, Fishing Fee Increases

  The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental groups, including several from the Northland. Forty-eight of those groups — deer hunters, anglers and conservationists — have signed on to a letter dated Tuesday to legislative leaders, urging action this session to make…
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Virginia’s Hill Named Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor Of The Year

Duane (Marv) Hill of Virginia has been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Snowmobile Volunteer Instructor of the Year for 2016. Hill has been the lead instructor for a snowmobile safety class taught at the Mesabi Sno Voyageurs snowmobile club for 47 years. It is estimated that Hill has instructed and assisted teaching more…
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Still Time To Share Your Thoughts On Minnesota’s Deer Plan

  Just a reminder that you have until this Sunday to offer your thoughts about how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ought to manage deer. The DNR is in the process of putting together a deer plan with the help of a 20-member advisory committee. You can offer your thoughts on deer management by…
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How Do You Feel About Minnesota’s Proposed Fishing, Hunting Fee Increases?

I’m seeking feedback on Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposals to raise fees for fishing licenses, hunting licenses, boat registrations, etc. If you’d like to share your opinion, on the record, email me at scook@duluthnews.com. I’ll need your name and the town where you live. I’ll be doing a story on that topic soon. Or, call me at…
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Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Bolster Fish, Game, Park Funds

  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials released more information today about proposed DNR fee increases that are part of Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal. “Without raising these user fees – some of which have not been increased for more than a decade – Minnesotans and visitors will see deteriorating parks and trail facilities and…
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