There’s a debate in Minnesota over funding for aquatic invasive species programs. Here’s how Minnesota compares to Wisconsin, a state that claims 15,000 lakes. This is based on data from Department of Natural Resource budgets in each state. There are other funding sources that contribute to aquatic invasive species programs. Since 2008, the Minnesota Legislative Read more →
The Department of Natural Resources spent about $8.5 million on aquatic invasive species (AIS) programs in 2013. Here’s a breakdown: -Enforcement – $1,780,000 -Inspections – $2,200,000 -Inspection equipment – $270,000 -Public awareness and prevention grants – $300,000 -AIS management – $1,092,000 -Statewide coordination and field operations – $2,200,000 -Asian Carp planning and monitoring – $93,000 Read more →
Opening the cabin for the summer in Minnesota means work — and more memories — for Ely photographer Steve Foss.
The 66th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener set for this weekend in Park Rapids may be one for the record books. Many lakes in the area still have lots of ice, enough so that even a couple of days of warm temperatures are unlikely to make it disappear in time for Saturday’s walleye opener.
Thick wisps of steam have been rising from the surface of Lake Superior over the last several days of sub-zero temperatures. An explanation of what causes it, and why there’s not more ice, when the temperatures are so cold.
The non-native sea lamprey remains the only one of about 180 aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes to be successfully controlled. Now scientists are exploring other means of controlling the destructive creature, research that could also help with other exotic species.
Limnologist Gretchen Anderson Hansen was collecting crayfish in a lake in Vilas County, WI when she found herself being observed by a handful of hungry small mouth bass.
Walleyes, northern pike and perch have begun their spawning runs in many northern lakes.
Aquatic invasive species are drawing a of of attention in Minnesota. Just one invasive, the zebra mussel, is expected to cause billions of dollars in economic effects over the next decade.
Lakes can sound like a symphony this time of year when winter ice begins to thicken. If you’ve never heard the sound before, check out this video.