Monthly Archives: September 2014

DNR looking for citizens to provide game and fish oversight

Minnesotans who would like to serve on committees that review how the Department of Natural Resources spends Game and Fish Fund dollars are encouraged to submit an application by Sept. 30. The DNR is seeking at least 12 people to serve on the Fisheries Oversight and Wildlife Oversight committees. Appointees will be responsible for reviewing [Continue]

MN Deer Hunters prepares for executive director search

The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is announcing their search for a new Executive Director beginning Thursday, September 25, 2014. MDHA’s current Executive Director, Mark Johnson, has given his resignation and accepted a position as the Executive Director with the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Mark’s last day with MDHA will be October 3rd and he starts [Continue]

Cook County working on update to comprehensive land use guide plan — comments wanted!

Cook Countys Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan will direct county decision making and investment toward creating a future where residents can prosper and enjoy a quality lifestyle within an unparalleled natural setting for which we are dedicated stewards, said Shari Baker, chair of the County Plan Update Committee. To ensure that the updated plan fully [Continue]

Work day scheduled at Devil Track River “Wildflower Sanctuary”

The Wildflower Sanctuary on the Devil Track River has been a lovely place to visit for at least 50 years. The Cook County News-Herald included information about the area as long ago as July 13, 1961 with this tidbit of news: The lady slippers, Minnesota state flower, are in bloom at the wildflower sanctuary on [Continue]

DNR to revisit deer population goals in 2015

Cook County is included in the preliminary details of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources upcoming 2015 deer population goal-setting process now available on the DNRs website. Working with citizens to achieve conservation and management goals is integral to the mission of the DNR, said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. To make sure [Continue]