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Dock removal slated for state public water accesses

Late fall can be a great time to fish in Minnesota and you may even have your favorite fishing spot to yourself. It’s also a time for seasonal dock removal at many public water accesses.

Seasonal dock removal at DNR-managed public water accesses generally begins after the third weekend of October and is usually completed by early November. Late season anglers may want to bring along a pair of hip boots or waders to stay dry when launching their boats, if the dock at their access point has been removed for winter.

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DNR grants to help get children outside early and often

Apply starting Oct. 23 for funding aimed to increase outdoor experience, education and stewardship. Lifelong lessons and care for Minnesota’s tremendous outdoor heritage start with quality time outdoors. The Department of Natural Resources is offering a new grant program called "No Child Left Inside" to help more children cast a fishing line, study animal tracks, hike or bike, or simply learn more about nature.

"We’re excited to be putting some funding toward getting kids outdoors. The time is now," said Jeff Ledermann, DNR's education and skills team supervisor. "Minnesotans care deeply about the outdoors. Kids in past decades were outdoors early and often, but that’s not a given anymore so these grants are here to boost outdoor programs and initiatives all around the state."

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