DNR

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Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL) - International Falls District 3A joined us recently to talk about his concerns and his recent press release praising the DNR for their efforts concerning chronic wasting disease. 

 RELEASE: Rep. Ecklund thanks DNR for rapid response to address CWD following new discoveryMonday, December 23, 2019 

The DNR conducted surveillance around a CWD-positive captive deer facility near Merrifield starting in the 2017 hunting season.

In February 2019, the DNR confirmed chronic wasting disease in a wild deer found in Crow Wing County less than 1/2 a mile from the infected captive facility. Based on this discovery, the DNR designated a new CWD management zone, deer permit area 604, in north central Minnesota for the 2019 hunting season.

New cases of deer with Chronic Wasting Disease in southeast Minnesota, and the discovery of an infected deer in Crow Wing County in January has renewed the sense of urgency in containing the spread of the disease.  The Minnesota DNR and Board of Animal health have identified a relatively small numer of infected deer so far, compared to the more than 5,200 infected deer found in Wisconsin since 2002.  

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Heidi and John spoke with Paul Lundgren State of Minnesota Wildfire Section Manager about:

  • Burning restrictions and why they contribute to wildfire prevention (30 percent reduction in Minnesota wildfires during the last decade).
  • Consequences of an escaped burn pile – injury and property destruction
  • Number of wildfires and acres burned so far in spring 2018

Information on Burning Restrictions visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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You're not going to want to miss this interview with renowned DNR bear researcher Dave Garshelis.  He was in today to tell us what they've found out since the highly unusual bear attack in December in Isabella, MN.  Bill Vagts saved his corgi from the bear and got bit, then the bear moved on to a construction site.  The DNR has done extensive studies on the condition of the bear, what was going on at the time of the

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On the Friday morning show this week Marshall from the Timberjay helps us understand the process of permitting for copper nickel mining by Polymet, more on Lt. Governor Tina Smith and the musical chairs it will cause in th MN Legislature and a story of a bear attack.  We also talked with Bill Vagts later in our show about saving his corgi from a black bear in Isabella, mn. 

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The Firearms Deer Hunting Opener is November 4th and the DNR predicts a good deer season barring any unforeseen unusual weather. Deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters.

As a result, more antlerless permits are available this year, and hunters in many parts of the state will have additional opportunities to harvest more deer.

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This week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger talks about perspectives on new sulfate standards, a potential timber harvest near Burntside Lake,  and a canoe race from International Falls to Grand Portage.

You can hear the Border News Roundup each week on the Friday Morning Show at about 7:20.

DNR

This morning Karen Noyce sat in on A Talk On the Wild Side and helped us understand bears more. 

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We welcomed back MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr today.  He gave us a broad understanding of what public lands are in MN and how are state is different.  We also covered conservation legacy partners grants, aquatic invasive species, Mille Lacs lake and other issues.  Tune in! 

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