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A sustained period of freezing temperatures jump-started Minnesota's ice fishing season this year, but the weekend deaths of two fishermen northwest of Little Falls underscored observations from around the state that ice conditions are tricky.
Minnesota's muzzleloader deer season surpassed low expectations with a harvest of nearly 6,000 deer through Wednesday, up 11.5 percent from the same period last year.
The discovery was announced a day after stepped-up program to curtail the disease.
Two special hunts were announced for later this month, and the DNR said federal sharpshooters will be hired to supplement the extra harvest.
Two conservation officers were forced into a marathon tag-team wrestling match with a deer that broke through a window and got trapped in the basement.
Ten new cases of chronic wasting disease and another "suspected'' case have cropped up this year, including in two male deer located outside the designated outbreak zone that encompasses Fillmore County.
A nature photographer's gem — part of a larger prairie preservation plan — is a priority for public land managers.
The disease-troubled captive deer facility in Crow Wing County that poses a threat to the area's wild deer population has once again tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), the Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced late last week.
The two-day harvest of 62,957 deer was 14.5 percent below last year's opening weekend total of 73,759.
Projections call for at least a 10 percent increase in the deer harvest over last season.