Monthly Archives: November 2014

DNR reminds parents of ice danger to children

A mix of warm and cold weather across Minnesota has created inconsistent ice on lakes, rivers and ponds. The Department of Natural Resources is warning parents to keep an eye on their children this Thanksgiving as they visit friends and family who live near bodies of water. Last winter season (November to April), three people [Continue]

Local Energy Project collecting firewood and wood pellet information

Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is compiling information that will be of value to those burning wood or wood pellets for heat. It will be uploaded to the CCLEP website and contain resources for locally-available firewood and wood pellet fuel, as well as suppliers of pellet and wood-burning appliances and related services (appliance installation, [Continue]

DNR auction in Grand Rapids set for December 6

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public auction of surplus equipment Saturday, Dec. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids at the DNR northeast regional office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids. More than 100 items will be sold including automobiles, trucks, ATVs, snowmobiles, tractors, boat packages, outboard motors, boats, trailers, tractor [Continue]

DNR Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee seeks applicants

The Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. The Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee plays a critical role in helping us achieve the vision Minnesotans have for use of the Parks [Continue]

Still time to apply to serve on DNR deer goal setting teams

Once selected, each team will review biological and social data as well as public input collected at meetings and through online and written questionnaires. After considering and discussing this information, each team will recommend a deer population goal for each of the permit areas within its goal-setting block. DNR staff will review the data for [Continue]

Deadline nears for those seeking to serve on DNR fish work groups

Volunteers who want to join five citizen-agency work groups that will discuss how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages fish have until Wednesday, Nov. 19, to apply. There will be individual work groups for bass, catfish, panfish and walleye, and one that will focus on both northern pike and muskellunge. Each group of 10 [Continue]

Hunters can register deer through phone, Internet or in person

Hunters can register deer they harvest by making a telephone call, using the Internet, or bringing deer to a big-game registration station, said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Registration instructions for all methods are available online. Our system gives hunters the ability to choose the registration option that works best for their situation. Electronic [Continue]

Superior National Forest seeking public input for study of National Forest System (NFS) roads

The Forest Service currently maintains more than 2,500 miles of roads within the Superior National Forest. Road maintenance needs to continue to grow as funding for road maintenance continues to decrease. Forest managers are conducting the study to help determine a sustainable road system that both provides safe travel for visitors and protects forest resources, [Continue]

Hunting: the adventure and the responsibility

There will be nearly 500,000 blaze-orange clad hunters afield when Minnesotas firearms deer season gets underway Saturday, Nov. 8. Whether they bag a buck or not, its great just to be outdoors. While exercising hunting rights in the woods and fields appeals to many people, with it comes some responsibility, according to the Minnesota Department [Continue]

Cook County hosts Lake Superior Storm Festival, Nov. 7-9

Visit Cook County Nov. 7-9 to celebrate the power and beauty of the Big Lake during the second annual Lake Superior Storm Festival. During the gales of November, visitors will see Lake Superior in its most malevolent season, not to mention, participate in various events and collect prizes all weekend long. Theres nothing quite like [Continue]

Lake Superior Binational Forum host “Protecting and Restoring the Lake Superior Basin”

The Lake Superior Binational Forum is hosting an open public meeting called “Lake Superior Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg): Protecting and Restoring the Lake Superior Basin” on Nov. 14, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Conference Center in the Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, Red Cliff, Wisconsin. A reception celebrating Native American Arts and Culture is also [Continue]