Hunting and fishing are such a valued part of our Minnesota heritage that they are forever preserved privileges under the state constitution, alongside protections for freedom of expression and religious liberty.
by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has contracted with the engineering firm Smith-Root to design a “sweeping” electronic fish barrier at Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Mississippi River. The proposed barrier is intended to halt the spread of Asian carp. Unlike other electronic barriers, a sweeping electronic [...]
T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The state’s first ever wolf hunting and trapping season is history. The 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 on Thursday (Jan. 3). “Our plan was to close the season [...]