Jim Konrad, Department of Natural Resources enforcement director for the past four years, is retiring.
Konrad, 56, of Plymouth, a 30-year veteran of the DNR, is retiring June 1. He was a conservation officer for 22 years in the Lake Minnetonka area. He grew up in Bismark, N.D., and began his law enforcement career as a copy in Morrhead.
“I always wanted to be a game warden,’’ he told the Star Tribune in 2009 when he was appointed enforcement chief by then-DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten.
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The Department of Natural Resources announced a change in fishing regulations for Mille Lacs Lake that officials say will help attract more national bass tournaments to the area.
Despite this year’s low walleye population, DNR fishery surveys have shown this year that there may be good news on the horizon.
Not good news for Lake Vermilion: state officials have confirmed the popular northern Minnesota lake is infested with spiny waterfleas.
Spring continental survey shows 49.5 million ducks
The annual spring drumming survey showed no statistical change in all regions of the state, the DNR said Monday.