Kandiyohi County, DNR Ramping Up Efforts To Prevent Spread Of Aquatic Invasive Species In Wake Of Lake Florida ZM Infestation

SPICER – A third watercraft decontamination unit is on its way to Kandiyohi County, and more watercraft inspectors too. There will be more frequent watercraft inspections at the main access to Florida Lake now that the lake is known to be infested by zebra mussels. “We’re working with the county to make sure the main…
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Quiet Worker ”for The Resource” Takes His Leave

APPLETON –  If you’ve chased pheasants on public lands in western Minnesota, hunkered down in a goose blind at the Lac qui Parle refuge, or were startled by an otter bobbing in the water while fishing on the Minnesota River, you might want to know this. One of the behind-the-scenes guys who helps make all…
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A Good Attitude In The Wilderness Includes Being Alert To What Can Go Wrong

It was about 3:15 a.m. when we heard the first rumblings of what would be called one of the most powerful storms to strike the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness since the 1999 blowdown. We zipped up the tent and hunkered down as the winds roared and the skies flashed. We learned later that the…
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More Questions Than Answers For Starry Stonewort In Minnesota

PAYNESVILLE – Last year’s discovery of starry stonewort in Lake Koronis has made the lake our starting point for learning how to manage this new aquatic invasive species in Minnesota. And learn we must. “There are more questions than answers for starry stonewort,’’ said Dan Larkin, assistant professor with the University of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive…
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Appleton Man’s Image Is Finalist For State Park License Plate

APPLETON – An outdoor enthusiast and author from Appleton who wrote the book on tent camping in Minnesota could prove to be the guy who gives us the image that symbolizes our state parks on vehicle license plates. The Minnesota State Parks and Trails division announced Monday that three final designs are being considered for…
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