Exchange Brings Grassroots Environmentalist From China To Montevideo

It seems like a story scripted for the movies. Three chemical companies operate illegally near the homes of residents in a small town. The factories discharge wastes from the manufacture of pesticides into a river that occasionally floods some of the homes. A group of grassroots environmentalists comes to the aid of residents in their…
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We’re Reaching Starting Point For Marsh Lake Recovery

We can peg the date for the demise of Marsh Lake to the years 1936 to 1939, when Works Progress Administration workers installed a dam and rerouted the Pomme de Terre River as part of a water control project for the upper Minnesota River. We now know when its recovery will begin. This September, the…
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From Eels To Paddlefish To Walleyes And Cats, Minnesota River Home To Over 70 Fish Species

Anglers know the Minnesota River for its trophy channel and flathead catfish, and its walleye and white bass.  These are its most targeted game species, according to Tony Sindt. He knows the Minnesota River for its surprising diversity of fish, from American eels and prehistoric sturgeon and paddlefish to colorful, if lesser known species like…
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Where The Buffalo Fish Come, Nets Follow

Where the buffalo fish come, Mike’s Rough Fish LLC., follow. The commercial fishing crew from Waterville, Minnesota arrived just about two weeks ago.  Ever since, they’ve been pulling up nets teeming with common carp and bigmouth buffalo from Big Kandiyohi Lake. The shallow, 2,682 acre lake goes by the name by which the Dakota knew…
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Olivia Hunter, 83, Knows Turkey Hunting Is Sport For All Ages

There are a lot of different strategies for taking turkeys, and Marlin Hanson has proven the best of them. He has sat motionless on the ground with his back to a tree for hours, crouched under the protection of an evergreen tree during a bone-chilling drizzle, and stalked and ambushed the birds on river bluff…
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