Paddlers Take On Minnesota, St. Croix And Mississippi Rivers To Take Out The Trash

FRANKLIN – They’ve experienced some of our country’s most wild and scenic of locations doing work as wilderness guides and park rangers, and on their own as avid backpackers and canoeists. And everywhere they’ve been, they made it their point to leave it better. Paul Twedt  and a friend hiked the Appalachian Trail and removed…
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We Enjoy Sibley State Park Today Thanks To Hard Work Of Veterans Of WWI

NEW LONDON – The men who built Sibley State Park had survived the trenches of World War I, but fell victim to the Great Depression. They lost their jobs, their farms and businesses, and found themselves standing in soup lines and wondering how they would care for their families. It’s only fitting that the contributions…
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Odd-Named Creatures Thrive In Amazing Landscape Where Yellow Medicine, Redwood Counties Join

SWEDES FOREST – Everyone came looking to meet up with some odd-named characters, and found them. It’s the five-lined skink, aka “blue devil,’’ that brought Katie Leuenberger to the Swedes Forest Scientific and Natural Area on land in Yellow Medicine and Redwood counties. She surprised the speedy, blue-tailed reptiles by lifting wood and tin covers…
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Some Success In Taking On Starry Stonewort In Lake Koronis, And Plenty Of Challenges

PAYNESVILLE – Starry stonewort might sound like the name of some obscure, grunge band. Yet the latest aquatic invasive species to reach Minnesota has the potential to be a big time menace and as notorious as other unwanted invaders like eurasian milfoil and curly leaf pondweed. It all depends on what happens on Lake Koronis.…
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It’s Always Open Season For Excitement When Bowfishing On Lac Qui Parle

WATSON – Chuck Ellingson makes it his business at the Watson Hunting Camp to introduce hunters to some of the best opportunities that western Minnesota has to offer. So what do you offer those looking for the thrill of the hunt when there isn’t an open season? Bowfishing is the answer provided by Sam Thompson,…
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