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…
Read More

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…
Read More

‘Canoeing With The Cree’ Inspired Them; Now, They Hope To Inspire Other Young People

MONTEVIDEO – If you’re worried that young people are too busy or preoccupied with electronics to discover the outdoors, then you haven’t met April Smith and Ally Sharbo. They just completed a four-day paddle down the Minnesota River. They survived a near tip over at Patterson’s Rapids, camped wilderness style along the way, and covered…
Read More

Water Quality Matters In Willmar’s Chain Of Lakes

WILLMAR – With plans in the works by the City of Willmar to invest nearly $900,000 to make Robbins Island Park a regional destination, now is the time to focus on what makes it so special. Let’s keep the momentum going to continue to improve water quality in Foot, Willmar Swan and Skataas Lakes, as…
Read More

Rural Fire Departments Helping Put Smoke In Air, For Better Habitat On Ground

Joe Blastick is looking to put more smoke up in the air, all for what it makes possible on the ground. Better habitat. Blastick is a fire manager with The Nature Conservancy’s Prairie Coteau office in Clear Lake S.D., serving southwestern Minnesota and eastern South Dakota. Thanks to a partnership with the Minnesota Department of…
Read More