Erosion Challenges Continue In Hawk Creek Watershed

RENVILLE – Too much water moving too fast remains at the heart of the problem for the Hawk Creek watershed, where monitoring shows that the waterway continues to carry excessive levels of sediment, phosphorus and nitrates to the Minnesota River. “There’s a lot of erosion problems happening in the watershed,’’ Heidi Rauenhorst, executive director of…
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It’s A Mobile Society On The Ice Of West Central Minnesota Lakes, Annual Fish House Count Shows

SPICER – Finding the fish during the hard water season can be as easy as finding the ice fishing houses. But know this:  Fish houses don’t stay put for long anymore, as the annual fish house count on area lakes shows. Today, it’s all about mobility, with easily-moved wheelhouses and portable fish houses the norm…
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Wind Power Development In Dakotas Affecting Numbers In Prime Waterfowl Nesting Habitat, DU Study Finds

WILLMAR – Wind power development in the Dakotas is adversely affecting waterfowl numbers in prime nesting habitat, new research by Ducks Unlimited shows. Kaylan Carrlson, DU’s manager of conservation planning for the Great Plains Region, outlined some of the findings of the research during the organization’s state convention in Willmar on Feb. 10. The study…
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Helping Big Kandi Put Out Big Perch

BIG KANDI – Jumbo perch are so fun to catch, and make such a great meal, that many anglers will happily travel hundreds of miles to Lake Winnibigoshish, Lake of the Woods or even Devils Lake, N.D., to target them. The trip to find them may soon be getting a lot shorter. A project is…
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New Limits For Walleye, Panfish And Catfish On The Table For Discussion

Now that new regulations will be coming into play for northern pike, discussion is shifting to the possibility of new limits for walleye, panfish and catfish. Working groups that serve in advisory roles to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for each of these fish species are recommending changes in the limits. They outlined their…
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