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MN DNR To Hold Hearing Today For License Fee Proposal

Hunting and fishing licenses in Minnesota could be increasing.  The DNR has proposed the increase because they are facing a budget shortage.  It would be the first increase since 2001, and it's been the longest time in between license increases in 40 years

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Before Buying Review Dock And Boat Lift Canopy Regulations

The weather has certainly been giving us Spring fever.  Some of us may have already tucked the snow blower away and had our sights set on the "fun" summer toys.  The MN DNR reminds us, before we make that BIG purchase, you should review rules and regulations, so you aren't spending thousands needlessly.  Here's the skinny.

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Cheryl Gerber/NOAA/Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Security Cameras Capture Terrifying Footage of Tornadoes, Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

Capturing a natural disaster on a video camera or cellphone is one thing, but to see one through the objective and unassuming eye of a security camera is another altogether. Often times there is no buildup, no panic; it's just business as usual until that one moment when it's not. With some s

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Flickr User: www.huntfishguide.com
Flickr User: www.huntfishguide.com
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Time To Sign Up For DNR Hunter Education Class

It doesn't matter if you plan to hunt or not.
firearm safety is always important.   Gain knowledge of how a gun works and the safest way to handle it by taking these DNR Hunter Education Classes.  You know you'll need it come Fall, take care of it now.

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37 Crappies Filleted In Just Over 4 Minutes [Video]

I saw this video yesterday, and had to share.  Man I wish I could fillet like this guy.  Takes me a few minutes for each fish.

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Not the actual asteroid, but still a nice one - Photo From Getty Images
Not the actual asteroid, but still a nice one - Photo From Getty Images
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Bus-Size Asteroid To Give Earth Close Shave Friday

I bet Bruce Willis knew about this already....

 
A small asteroid will make an extremely close pass by Earth Friday (Jan. 27), coming much nearer than the moon, but the space rock poses no danger of impacting our planet, NASA scientists say.

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“Save The Manatee” Club Co-Founded By Jimmy Buffett

I wasn't even sure what a Manatee was....although, I heard about Barbara Manatee in the Veggie Tales Song.  Then, I received information about a club in Florida to save the Manatees.  They are an endangered species, and while they aren't the most gorgeous animal, they do have the cutest tuft of whiskers....thank goodness, there is a group of people willing to devout time to these creatures.  In fact, this non-profit club was founded in 1981 by singer, Jimmy Buffett!  Learn more about the club and how you can adopt a manatee!

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7 Beautiful but Deadly Plants for National Houseplant Appreciation Day [PHOTOS]

You’ve probably let it sneak up on you again. You’ve been so busy getting back to work and shaking off those winter blues that you almost forgot January 10th is Houseplant Appreciation Day. This is not a day that should go unnoticed.

The green thumbs at The Gardener’s Network established Houseplant Appreciation Day to remind people about their indoor botantical buddies after the rush of the holiday season has passed and to celebrate the benefits of houseplants and encourage green thumbs.

And, they’re right. Houseplants deserve a lot of appreciation. If you think about it, they don’t ask for much and they’re very easy to live with. However, this is not true of all plants. Some of them can kill you, like the plant Gelsemium elegans, which a man in China put in a stew to kill a business rival.

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City Of Duluth Wants Your Input On City Park And Trail Signs

The City of  Duluth Parks and Rec Department is looking for input from you.  They are looking to develop "directional" or "way finding" signs and would like the publics help in designing them.  If you are an avid park and/or trail user, here is your chance to be heard.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Mother Nature’s Top 10 Freakout Moments of 2011

Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fact, it was the second most expensive year on record for insurers, costing $108 billion. Here’s a look back at the 10 most memorable natural disasters of 2011 in chronological order.

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WARNING! Your Christmas Tree Could Be Making Your Family Sick

My family always had a real tree.  We use to go out on a friend's land in Holyoke and cut a fresh one down.  Ah, family memories.  According to Mail Online, experts are saying real trees could be the reason for sickness in your household.

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Watch a Glorious Video of Our Planet at Its Most Stunning

For the past two years, videographer Tom Lowe has been shooting footage of the American Southwest for his upcoming ultra-HD time lapse feature film ‘TimeScapes.’

The new trailer has just been released online, and the footage Lowe has captured of both our planet’s natural and man-made beauty will make you proud to call Earth home.

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