Prayers For The Prairie: Photojournalist Calls Attention To Soil Erosion In Western Minnesota

People from Wisconsin have asked him: What is it? His Minnesota neighbors never need to ask. Their reaction is almost always: “Wow that is really beautiful, but it is really sad.’’ John White has been receiving a lot of comments in the last two years to the photographs in his exhibit called the “Art of…
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Wildlife Beating The Clock As Spring Activity Evident In West Central Minnesota

Amy Rager spotted the first drops of sap seeping from a wound on the sugar maple on her Chippewa County farm home, and was in disbelief. It was the last week of January. As the director of the University of Minnesota Extension’s Master Naturalist program, she keeps an eye on the natural progression of seasons…
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CWD Poses Very Serious Threat, Hunters Need To Unite Not Argue, Says DNR’s Big Game Leader

MONTEVIDEO – Hunters need to be unified if Minnesota is going to be successful in preventing chronic wasting disease from infecting the deer herd, Adam Murkowski, big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, told an audience at the deer plan management meeting in Montevideo on Monday. He expressed his concerns about…
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Area Deer Hunters Want Quality Over Quantity At Montevideo Deer Management Meeting

MONTEVIDEO – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is gathering public comments to prepare a deer management plan with the pledge it will include the first ever, statewide harvest goal. And when area residents had their opportunity to provide input on the plan in  Montevideo on Monday, not one word was raised about setting a…
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Slowing The Water Remains The Challenge In Hawk Creek Watershed

RENVILLE – Hawk Creek is pouring way too much sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus into the Minnesota River, and as a result continues to fall short of the goals set for it as a prairie stream in an agricultural landscape. Reaching those goals is largely a matter of putting on the brakes. “We need to be…
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