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Spring is a good time to review dock and platform regulations

Before installing or investing in a new dock or dock platform, lakeshore owners should check to ensure it will meet state requirements. Lake service provider businesses should also review the regulations, to ensure the equipment they sell or install is in compliance. Dock and dock platform size are regulated in Minnesota by the Department of…

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is back

Tickets on sale The Minnesota Renaissance Festival (MNRF) is back! The festival will officially open its gates to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. We look forward to welcoming you for what is sure to be a magical season. Our 50th Anniversary will be the grandest Renaissance Festival in all the realm. 2021…

Women: learn to fish webinar

Women interested in learning more about fishing are invited to join a webinar hosted by the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The free webinar is at noon -Wednesday, April 28, and is part of the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series that aims to give participants quick, relevant…

Minnesota Starwatch for May 2021

By Deane Morrison, U of M As the winter constellations head into the sunset, Mars struggles to avoid the same fate. May Day finds the red planet on course to glide between the bright stars Procyon, in Canis Minor, to the east, and Capella, in Auriga, the charioteer, to the west. At the end of…

Witter family enjoys golfing at Kimball Golf Club

Rob and Ruth Witter and their family traveled from Hinckley to play golf at Kimball Golf Club -Saturday, April 17. Rob had played the course while attending college in St. Cloud 20 years ago when he also worked on the golf course grounds crew for four years. Rob wrote to KGC about his family’s golf…

Anglers can prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species

Clean, drain, dispose every time The approaching fishing season comes with a reminder from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to always follow state laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. It’s also important for anglers to take a few minutes for invasive species prevention every time a boat comes out of…

Boaters: renew your watercraft registration early, use online renewal

Boaters, remember to give yourself enough time to renew your watercraft registration if it has expired. As a result of COVID-19 and an increase in volume, the DNR License Center currently is taking up to nine weeks to process mail-in boat registration renewals. Additional staff have been pulled in to process renewals and help with…

Get your fishing questions answered on DNR fishing webpage

Anglers looking to get fishing questions answered can find answers at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ fishing page at mndnr.gov/fishing. The page answers questions like: What species can I fish for? What kind of bait is legal? What kind of fish can I keep? It also is a mobile-friendly destination for information on when,…

Richmond man is snowmobile safety instructor of the year

Charles Reichert has been a snowmobile safety instructor for nearly 30 years Charles Reichert of Richmond has been named the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Volunteer Snowmobile Instructor of the Year for 2020. During his 28 years as a volunteer instructor, Reichert has provided safety training for about 1,500 students – or roughly the population…

Minnesota’s fishing opener is May 15 this year

Take a Mom Fishing Weekend is the weekend before fishing opener Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen,…

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