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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.

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Winona Ice Park hopes to draw visitors during winter season Video included

Strap on your crampons and grab your ice pick tools. A new ice park in Winona is giving adventurers and tourists the thrill of scaling the city's iconic bluffs. This is the first year the park is open to the public, though the idea has been in the works for more than three years. 

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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.

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DNR: More fox sightings expected during mating season Video included

Red fox mating season continues through the beginning of March.

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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.  

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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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US Supreme Court won't hear prairie dog protections lawsuit

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The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Utah property owners challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say the case has nevertheless made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the rules. More>>

La Crosse man survives icy plunge into Mississippi River

A La Crosse man is uninjured after his UTV goes through the ice near Stoddard Tuesday afternoon.

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