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Despite recent snow, fire danger is expected to rapidly increase when the weather warms up, the snow melts and winds dry the dead, standing grass and brush in open areas. Because of that, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has placed burning restrictions for a number of counties, includin...Read More
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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The state’s first-ever wolf hunting and trapping season is history. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Wednesday (Jan. 2) the wolf season will close in the last open zone at the end of shooting and trapping hours Thursday (Jan. 3). “O...Read More
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages people to take a hike this holiday season. “It’s less expensive and not as crowded as going shopping,” said Minnesota State Parks Director Courtland Nelson. “Plus, now that the leaves have fallen from the trees it’s easier to s...Read More
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Buckthorn leafs out early and retains leaves late into the fall, creating dense shade that helps it to out-compete many native plants. Common buckthorn Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)  was first brought to Minnesota from Europe in the mid-1800s as a very popular hedging material. Shortly afte...Read More
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Sheriff, DNR says sightings haven’t been reported but they offer precautions on subject by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Area residents sighted at least one black bear in Zimmerman this past week. Kathryn Schleifer said she was driving on County Road 45 going to the Dairy Queen Monday evening,...Read More
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