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A conversation with DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen

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Sarah Strommen is the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources.
Sarah Strommen, commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, poses for a portrait on Friday, April 19, 2019.
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If gray wolves are officially taken off the endangered species list, will Minnesota allow regulated hunts?

What's the fate of Twin Metals, the proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area?

Sarah Strommen, the new DNR commissioner, will be closely involved in those decisions.

Strommen, who has worked with the DNR for several years, inherits a list of controversial topics as its new commissioner.

On Friday, she sat down with MPR News host Angela Davis. They talked about those issues, her priorities and how she plans to get more Minnesotans outside.


Sarah Strommen — commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources