DNR: Caution vital as open water begins to freeze

With a deadly open-water season nearly in the rearview mirror, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that lakes and ponds throughout the state have started to freeze – and that where ice hasn’t formed, the water is dangerously cold. It’s up to people to choose to stay safe around the water or ice,…

Urgent need for jack pine, red pine, and black spruce cones

The State Forest Nursery needs to acquire hundreds of bushels of evergreen cones within the next few months to meet state and county orders for spring 2022 reforestation efforts, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR foresters coordinate the seeding of approximately 5,000 acres each year to reforest DNR-managed land. Seeds are also…

Ducks Unlimited calendars available

Ducks Unlimited raffle calendars are available until Dec 1. Call Bill Liedman at (320) 492-6845 for information. They make great Christmas gifts. Plan ahead and save the date for Saturday, April 30, 2022, 14th annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet at Powder Ridge in Kimball.

Movie night, Nov. 19

Eden Valley Community Center will show “Chicken Run” at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Free movie, popcorn, and beverage. Sponsored by Eden Valley Citizens For Progress.

Temporary off-highway vehicle restrictions begin with firearms deer opener

Recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) will be restricted in some areas where hunters may use rifles during the firearms deer hunting season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles, off-highway motorcycles, and registered off-road vehicles such as four-wheel-drive trucks that are not being used in…

Make a plan for deer hunting season

As 400,000 hunters prepare for deer hunting this firearms opening weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds them to plan ahead for the 2021 hunting season. “A safe and enjoyable hunt starts with good preparation. To assist hunters with that preparation, we’ve put a wealth of general and area-specific information on our website,” said…

Early antlerless-only deer season is Oct. 21-24

Hunters can participate in an early antlerless-only deer season from Thursday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 24. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has expanded the early antlerless deer season to include more deer permit areas in central and southeastern Minnesota. The season increases opportunities for hunters in areas where deer populations are above population…

Statewide youth deer season returns Oct. 21-24

Minnesota’s youth deer season will continue statewide for its third year, starting Thursday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 24. The season coincides with statewide teacher workshops, so many Minnesota students don’t have school during the youth season. To participate, youth must be 10-17 years old and have a deer license. Participant numbers are not limited…

Pheasant hunting opens this weekend

The Minnesota pheasant hunting season opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Hunters should check regulations before they head out into the field. Hunters ages 16-64 must purchase a small game license and pheasant stamp to hunt pheasants in Minnesota, and all pheasant hunters must wear at least one visible article of clothing above the…