Some State Park, DNR Fees To Rise Modestly Starting Saturday

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds state park visitors, snowmobilers and ATV riders that modest fee increases will go into effect on Saturday. However, the cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, won’t increase until 2018. One-day state park vehicle permits will increase from $5 to $7 and year-round vehicle permits will increase…
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Wisconsin Hunter Hopes To Raise Money For Stem-Cell Transplant

Friends of Don Christensen, of Webster, Wis., will gather at noon Saturday at Tony’s Riverside in Spooner for a fundraiser for Christensen. He hopes to raise enough money for a second trip to Panama, where in 2015 he received a stem-cell transplant to combat the effects of multiple sclerosis. The first transplant was a success, Christensen says,…
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Minnesota Legislature Approves Outdoor Fee Hikes

Some fees for fishing and hunting licenses, plus state park entrance fees and registration fees for snowmobiles and ATVS, will rise as the result of a bill passed Sunday in the waning hours of the Minnesota Legislature. About 50 of the state’s leading outdoor groups had lobbied in support of the fee increases to help…
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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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