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Name change approved for lake named after slavery supporter

The state of Minnesota has approved changing the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to its original Dakota Indian name of Bde Maka Ska (beh-DAY' mah-KAH' skah).


Wasting disease discovered in Milwaukee County

The first case of chronic wasting disease has been found in Milwaukee County.


Minnesota waters deal with excess chloride from road salt

Fifty Minnesota lakes and streams are on the state's impaired waters list because of too much chloride.


Wisconsin DNR to up camping fees at most popular parks

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is unveiling plans for a new pricing system for camping and daily admission at state parks.


DNR: More fox sightings expected during mating season Video included

Red fox mating season continues through the beginning of March.


US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

Wildlife officials say Canada lynx no longer need special protections in the United States following measures to preserve populations of the snow-loving big cats. More>>

Deer head stolen in Eyota; $500 reward offered

A Rochester man is offering a $500 reward for the return of at least the rack of a stolen deer head.  A Facebook post by Scott Ohm says someone stole the deer head he had waiting for him at Burt's Meats in Eyota on Friday between five and six p.m.  


Committee to hold input on ending wolf management

A legislative committee is set to take comments on a Republican bill that would end the state's efforts to manage wolves.


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