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UPDATE: DNR investigating release of 10M gallons of water from sand mine holding pond Video included

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is looking into the impact of the release of millions of gallons of water from a holding pond during the rescue of a man Monday morning. 

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DNR board OKs buck-only for just 1 Wisconsin county

Wisconsin wildlife officials have approved a 2018 deer hunting structure that imposes buck-only restrictions in just one county this fall.

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Oh, snap! Iowa DNR finds giant snapping turtle along road

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources posted a picture to Facebook, saying they found a giant snapping turtle along a suburban street.

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Coast Guard: Don't keep details about boat trips a secret

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking boaters going out on Lake Michigan and other waterways not to keep where they're going a secret.

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Angler's 6-foot catch breaks Minnesota's sturgeon record

An eastern Minnesota man has set a state catch-and-release record by hooking a more than 6-foot-long (1.8-meter) sturgeon on the Rainy River. More>>

Video: As bear habitat expands, sightings on the rise

Wisconsin's occupied bear range is expanding, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which means residents can expect to see black bears in areas outside of the bear's traditional range.

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Jackpot! Iowa man says he found 23.25 lbs of morels under tree

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Mike Theis posted video on Facebook, saying he found 23.25 lbs of morel mushrooms under one tree. 

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Interior moves to lift restrictions on hunting bears, wolves

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The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother bears and their cubs hibernating in dens. More>>

Study: Water at Wisconsin island has high plastic pollution

A recent study of 35 national parks found the waters off an island in northwestern Wisconsin had the highest concentration of plastic pollution.

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