Renville, Redwood Counties Working To Make River Corridor A Shared Destination

OLIVIA – The Minnesota River Valley is to Renville and Redwood Counties what the North Shore is to St. Louis, Lake and Cook Counties. The two southern counties are looking at how the river corridor can provide a range of outdoor recreational opportunities, attract visitors to diversify their economies and make them a more appealing…
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Citizens Getting Caught Up In Minnesota River Clean Up

A big net is being cast for ideas on how to help the Minnesota River basin, and it is pulling in a surprisingly diverse catch. Calls for completing a trail the length of the Minnesota River Valley, increasing the organic content of the soils in the basin, and working to reduce the flashy hydrology of the…
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Champion Waterfowl Caller Gets His Edge For Hunting In The Off Season

  Success in the waterfowl blind starts months before the season opens. Just ask Mike Benjamin. He makes a practice of watching and especially, listening to waterfowl as they interact during the spring migration. It’s where he learns the vocabulary of ducks and geese, which he uses to his advantage when calling them to his…
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Made For The Ocean, Outrigger Canoe Takes On The Wind-Swept Waters Of Lac Qui Parle Lake On The Prairie

MILAN – Gusty winds bore down the length of Lac qui Parle Lake, chasing up waves like a whitewater run on a wild river. They were no match for an outrigger canoe designed for riding the swells of the Pacific Ocean. It’s crew of sailors were all new to this, but they laughed as they…
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His Life Journey To “Nature’s Heart” In The Northwoods Starts In Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO – Growing up in a small town where he could ride his bike to the river to fish or hike a woodsy trail with friends put Jon Nelson on a life’s journey to a very special place. That place is the Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. The 1 million plus acre wilderness area…
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