There's a move afoot to do something kind of unusual in northeastern Minnesota: create a state game refuge on Butterball Lake in east-central St. Louis County. The idea is to create a resting and feeding place for migratory waterfowl in the fall. But it would only be closed to hunting and trapping between September 1 and November 25 every year. Melissa Thompson is a Shallow Lakes Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and she tells us more.
A public hearing will be held to take comments Wednesday, May 13 at the Hoyt Lakes Community Center, beginning at 6:30pm.