CWD Poses Very Serious Threat, Hunters Need To Unite Not Argue, Says DNR’s Big Game Leader

MONTEVIDEO – Hunters need to be unified if Minnesota is going to be successful in preventing chronic wasting disease from infecting the deer herd, Adam Murkowski, big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, told an audience at the deer plan management meeting in Montevideo on Monday. He expressed his concerns about…
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Area Deer Hunters Want Quality Over Quantity At Montevideo Deer Management Meeting

MONTEVIDEO – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is gathering public comments to prepare a deer management plan with the pledge it will include the first ever, statewide harvest goal. And when area residents had their opportunity to provide input on the plan in  Montevideo on Monday, not one word was raised about setting a…
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Slowing The Water Remains The Challenge In Hawk Creek Watershed

RENVILLE – Hawk Creek is pouring way too much sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus into the Minnesota River, and as a result continues to fall short of the goals set for it as a prairie stream in an agricultural landscape. Reaching those goals is largely a matter of putting on the brakes. “We need to be…
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Renville, Redwood Counties Working To Make Minnesota River Corridor An Outdoor Destination

OLIVIA – Renville and Redwood counties are moving closer to their goal of making the Minnesota River Valley corridor they share a destination for its outdoor, historical and cultural resources. A newly-released report based on public comments of how people view the river corridor will help shape the Minnesota Valley Master Plan the counties intend…
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Snowshoes Offer Opportunity To Explore West Central Minnesota’s Hidden Beauty

WATSON – Strap on a pair of snowshoes, “and you can pretty much go anywhere,’’ according to Tom Watson. An outdoor enthusiast and author from Appleton, Watson offered an introduction to this popular sport at the Lac qui Parle State Park last Saturday. For Watson, the freedom to explore off trail is one of the…
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