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July 2, 2019
The Mississippi River at Red Wing. File photo
DNR to increase boat patrols for DUIs on Fourth of July weekend
July 2, 2019 - 9:48am
May 14, 2019
Controlled burns planned at Lake Elmo Park Reserve
May 14, 2019 - 3:39pm
December 10, 2018
Coalition representatives, in the front row (from left to right): Steve Hoogheem, Jerimiah Wendt, Tom Spaniol, Larry Rauch and Tammy Traxler. Back row: Deb Ryun, Gary Knutson, Randy Olson, Dale Clarkson, Chuck Schwartz, Danielle Campeau, Bill Rubin and Peter Allen. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR
DNR honors municipal partners for mitigation work
December 10, 2018 - 7:49am
August 22, 2018
The largest fish in the exhibit is the lake sturgeon, which exceeds 50 inches. A State Fair veteran, this specimen was the gift of an angler who harvested it legally from the St. Croix River several years ago.  DNR photoplay button
Watch: Minn. DNR stocks fish pond as State Fair set to kickoff
August 22, 2018 - 4:04pm
May 9, 2018
Firefighters worked for over two hours to extinguish the fire spreadh across the Grey Cloud Dunes State Natural Area. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Late start to spring results in higher number of brush fires
May 9, 2018 - 5:00am
March 23, 2018
UPDATE: Public meetings set for 3M settlement
March 23, 2018 - 5:34am
The sign for the 3M Chemolite plant located in Cottage Grove can be seen from Highway 61. A settlement between 3M and the state may allocate money for Cottage Grove to construct water treatment facilities. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
Cottage Grove, Woodbury prepare for 3M settlement disbursements
February 23, 2018 - 3:50pm
February 22, 2018
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine discussed the uses of the $850 million settlement between the state and 3M Feb. 21. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia
3M settlement money earmarked for water improvements
February 22, 2018 - 12:19pm
July 29, 2017
Scott Zitzloff, a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, looks for safety hazards like intoxicated boating, lack of lifejackets and high speeds in no-wake zones while he patrols the county's lakes and rivers. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia.
'Safety is everyone's individual responsibility': Officials discuss water safety following recent drownings
July 29, 2017 - 8:00am
July 16, 2017
Minnesota grouse drumming counts up 57 percent
July 16, 2017 - 7:08am
July 10, 2017
A timber rattlesnake made its way to the front steps of a Red Wing home June 22. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Brittany Hauser surmised that the snake was likely brought in to the city by a harvest truck or something similar. Photo by Brittany Hauser
Timber rattlesnake finds its way to Red Wing resident's front steps
July 10, 2017 - 4:42pm
May 23, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources declared a no-wake zone on a 50-mile stretch of the St. Croix River starting Wednesday, May 24. Anne Jacobson / RiverTown Multimedia.
DNR enacts no-wake zone on St. Croix River
May 23, 2017 - 11:36am
May 7, 2017
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Julie Siems uses K-9 officer Brady, a golden retriever mix, to detect zebra mussels in a boat at the Pike Lake boat landing north of Duluth Thursday morning. Clint Austin / Forum News Serviceplay button
DNR adds more dogs added to sniff out zebra mussels as efforts ramp up
May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 1, 2017
Devil's Kettle Falls is located along the Brule River at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, near Hovland on Minnesota's North Shore. Researchers are working to figure out where the water that falls into the "kettle" (at left) re-emerges. Minnesota DNR file photoplay button
Mystery of Minnesota North Shore waterfalls may be solved
March 1, 2017 - 9:15am
January 4, 2017
Battle Creek Lake will have an aeration system put in place this winter. The City of Woodbury cautions visitors to observe thin ice signs. (Bulletin photo by Youssef Rddad)
City warns of thin ice on Colby and Battle Creek lakes
January 4, 2017 - 3:05pm