Odd-Named Creatures Thrive In Amazing Landscape Where Yellow Medicine, Redwood Counties Join

SWEDES FOREST – Everyone came looking to meet up with some odd-named characters, and found them. It’s the five-lined skink, aka “blue devil,’’ that brought Katie Leuenberger to the Swedes Forest Scientific and Natural Area on land in Yellow Medicine and Redwood counties. She surprised the speedy, blue-tailed reptiles by lifting wood and tin covers…
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Some Success In Taking On Starry Stonewort In Lake Koronis, And Plenty Of Challenges

PAYNESVILLE – Starry stonewort might sound like the name of some obscure, grunge band. Yet the latest aquatic invasive species to reach Minnesota has the potential to be a big time menace and as notorious as other unwanted invaders like eurasian milfoil and curly leaf pondweed. It all depends on what happens on Lake Koronis.…
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It’s Always Open Season For Excitement When Bowfishing On Lac Qui Parle

WATSON – Chuck Ellingson makes it his business at the Watson Hunting Camp to introduce hunters to some of the best opportunities that western Minnesota has to offer. So what do you offer those looking for the thrill of the hunt when there isn’t an open season? Bowfishing is the answer provided by Sam Thompson,…
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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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