Minnesota River Congress Staying The Course For Clean Water Goals

REDWOOD FALLS – Twenty five years after Governor Arne Carlson famously called for making the Minnesota River “fishable and swimmable’’ in 10 years, the goals are far from achieved. But that hasn’t deterred those who remain committed to them. And, they have some reason for optimism. “Anecdotally, it’s better,’’ said Scott Sparlin of the state…
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Renville, Redwood Counties To Make Most Of ‘Special Area’

More opportunities for those who enjoy spending time outdoors, whether it is for hiking, horse riding, fishing, paddling or sight seeing. More of the “quality of life” assets that can help companies recruit new workers to the region. These are among the benefits that Dennis Frederickson, southern regional supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural…
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Racing The Pagami Creek Fire, With An Unexpected Finish Line: Olivia

OLIVIA – What the United States Forest Service called “extreme shifting winds’’ caused the Pagami Creek wildlife to begin “a sequence of unprecedented crown fire runs’’ on September 12, 2011. By the end of the day on September 13, the wildlife covered approximately 93,000 acres, most of it in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.…
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Plan Aims To Enhance Recreation In Minnesota River Valley, But Who Will Take It On Matters Most

A plan that will guide Renville and Redwood counties as they promote recreational and economic opportunities in the Minnesota River Valley is now available for review. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the Minnesota River Valley Master Plan on May 8, and is taking public comments on it for 30 days. A public open…
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West Central Minnesota Anglers Ready To Take On Aquatic Invasive Species

WILLMAR – It takes smarts to catch fish.   And that is exactly what members of area fishing clubs are bringing to the table in the effort to keep Aquatic Invasive Species out of local waters. Twenty-eight anglers from seven different fishing clubs and organizations joined April 24 in Willmar for training. They learned how…
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