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The Minnesota legislature has made some changes in the ATV (all-terrain vehicle) rules and regulations.  DNR Conservation Officer John Velsvaag says they won't affect a lot of people, but the changes are so new, they're not even available online yet.  The best way to get more information is to call 888-646-6367.

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.