MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr on State Budget Cuts and License Fee Increase
According to the DNR:
Minnesota is home to world-class fishing opportunities, abundant wildlife, award-winning state parks and thousands of miles of trails on both land and water, all of which add to our high quality of life and attract millions of visitors during all four seasons. These sought-after outdoor experiences are primarily supported by those who use the resources, including hunters, anglers, state park visitors, trail users and boaters. Faced with imminent funding deficits – which would ultimately negatively affect citizens who value the state's natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities – the DNR is seeking a select few necessary but modest fee increases.