Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Q: Historically speaking, how often do we have a white Christmas in Minnesota? A: Having a white Christmas is generally defined as having one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day. In the Twin Cities, this happens about 72 percent of the time. In northern Minnesota, the chance of a white...
DNR issues thin ice warning With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice and use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water....
There may be a permanent solution to the ongoing drinking water issues at the Blue Mounds State Park. That’s according to a pending agreement between Minnesota DNR and local officials at the Nov. 17 Rock County Board meeting. Under the agreement, a study will be conducted to determine the...
Luke Rossow (left) pulls in the electrofishing booms Monday afternoon, Aug. 10, at the Creamery Pond in Luverne. Rossow and Ryan Doorenbos (right) are with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries office in Windom and were in Luverne recording the number and species of fish found in the pond.
A small group of interested fishermen gathered around the Creamery Pond in Luverne Monday afternoon, Aug. 10, while two Minnesota Department of Natural Resource (DNR) officials crisscrossed the former gravel pit looking for fish. “A lot of nice shiners,” shouted Ryan Doorenbos from the boat....
The head of Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources traveled from St. Paul to Luverne Tuesday night on a mission to promote outstate tourism. “A lot of people don’t realize how beautiful prairies are,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “They have a very subtle beauty, and you don’t appreciate...
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr will lead his first Prairie Pedal Bike Tour from Luverne to Marshall from July 29-31. The commissioner is inviting the public to join him on the 155-mile bicycle ride.
The public is invited to join Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on a 122-mile “prairie pedal” bicycle ride from Luverne to Marshall, July 29-31. The event is the first by the DNR commissioner for the area. Stops along the three-day ride will highlight some of the...
Question: Why is it important not to disturb roadside ditches during the spring and summer?

 Answer: Roadside ditches are highly productive nesting sites, and they provide some of the most valuable wildlife habitat available in the state. More than 40 kinds of birds and animals nest on the ground...
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