Voice For The Rivers: ‘Waterway Jay’ Quit His Job To Paddle State’s Water Trails, All 4,500 Miles

Jay Gustafson quit the job he loved and hit the trail. We should say trails, as in Minnesota’s water trails.  He intends to paddle all 34 of them, a total of 4,500 miles. “This is the thing I love more than anything,’’ said Gustafson. “I love to canoe. I love to be on our rivers.…
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Volunteers At Lac Qui Parle State Park Helping Improve The Odds For Monarchs

  Oddsmakers give the Minnesota Vikings about a five percent chance of winning the Super Bowl in 2018.                          That’s the same odds as a monarch egg laid in the wild has of making it to adulthood. How many of these adult monarchs will…
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Disappointing News For Pheasant Hunters As DNR Reports Index Down 26 Percent

Pheasant hunters will find fewer birds this year. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday that the  loss of habitat in the farmland regions has contributed to a 26 percent decline in Minnesota’s pheasant index compared to last year. “There has been a steady decline in undisturbed nesting cover since the mid-2000s, and our pheasant…
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Improving Western Minnesota Wetlands By Taking On An Invader That Arrived In Plain Sight

WILLMAR – An Enstrom-model helicopter normally used by Minnesota Conservation Officers to catch bad guys breaking our game laws has been at work in the area taking on a completely different nemesis. Plants turned bad. The helicopter was called into action to spray herbicide on dense stands of cattails in five wildlife management areas in…
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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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