Minnesota has seen one of the highest rates of drownings across the state in a decade, reports the Pioneer Press.At least 25 people have died of drownings not related to boating, according to data the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources collected through July 1. Eight of these deaths were in t ... More >>
Craig Staloch killed thousands of pelican chicks this May, in violation of federal law, his lawyer admitted in court Thursday.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials arrived at his Minnesota Lake farm to check on a pelican colony May 17. He called back to ask what his "options" wer ... More >>
Hope was killed by a hunter who didn't recognize her.Hope, the black bear whose live birth online captured animal lovers' hearts, has died by the hands of a Minnesota hunter. Hope, daughter of internet celebrity bear Lily, had been missing for some time, and researcher Lynn Rogers feared she migh ... More >>
WikipediaThe American White Pelican is not endangered -- unless it's on Craig Staloch's land.Craig Staloch had a bird problem. Now he has a legal problem.Staloch's facing a single misdemeanor charge of violating the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act for his bird massacre, which left a flock-full of
Ame ... More >>
Try not to kill this female, the oldest known black bear in North America.If you see a black bear with a red necklace, know two things: You are not hallucinating, and you probably shouldn't shoot it. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking bear hunters to not kill about 35 bears t ... More >>
WikipediaSilver carp: If you see this, it's already too late.The apocalypse is nearly upon us, bio-spherically speaking. The leaping, terrifying, invasive Asian Carp has reached the St. Croix River. The invasion was announced this afternoon by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which ... More >>
WikipediaAfton State Park was empty during the shutdown.Eleven people vandalized Afton State Park over the weekend, taking advantage of the empty park during the state shutdown to wreak havoc, police say.The group is alleged to have torn off the roof of a cabin, started a fire and causing u ... More >>
Image via Lily The Black Bear/FacebookSarah the research bear and her radio collarSarah the research bear had brightly-colored ribbons tied to her radio collar as she wandered the northern Minnesota woods.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources posted pictures of bears wearing collar ... More >>
The politicians from MN say the gray wolf should be removed from the federal Endangered Species List. Those pesky wolves keep attacking pets and livestock, and farmers aren't allowed to shoot them now.
Photo: ATKRSmarter than an elk?You want gangster government? Let's talk about the $37,000 hit job ordered up by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on a herd of big but maybe-not-so-dumb elk roaming the countryside Up North in Kittson County.
DNR hired its hit men -- sharpshooters ... More >>
A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F
The timber wolf, along with baby harp seals, was an environmental-movement poster child. But biologists have found wolves don't need wilderness to prosper. They need, simply, something to eat and to be more or less left alone.