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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A Voice For Kandiyohi County’s Lakes Stepping Back From Podium

A familiar voice on behalf of the lakes of Kandiyohi County is stepping back from the podium he has used for the cause. Terry Frazee, executive secretary of the Green Lake Property Owners Association, told members of the group at their annual meeting that he is retiring from the position he’s held for 23 years.…
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Zebra Mussels Continue Growth Spurt In Green Lake

SPICER – Zebra mussels are likely to continue their explosive growth in Green Lake this summer, but it remains impossible to know what their presence in the lake will be like in the long-term. “I want to emphasize. It is very unpredictable for each water body,’’ said Tim Plude, invasive species specialist with the Minnesota…
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