Transition Time At Hawk Creek Watershed Project

OLIVIA — Changes are in the works at the Hawk Creek Watershed Project office in Olivia. Two, well-known and respected employees are moving on with their careers while a new coordinator has been chosen. Heidi Rauenhorst, a Renville County native, has accepted the coordinator’s position recently vacated by Cory Netland. Rauenhorst will be on the…
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Time To Rally On The Phone, Computer

A rally at the capitol on Monday in support of an increase in fishing and hunting license fees has mattered. The Senate has approved the legislation being promoted by a wide variety of fishing, hunting and outdoors groups in the state. It’d be easy to say that it’s now up to the House of Representatives,…
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Turkey Hunters To Take To Woods With Great Expectations

First season turkey hunters will be taking to the woods with great expectations on April 18, but probably with fewer birds to find. What the flock lacks in numbers will be made up for by activity: The turkeys are already well into their spring courtship rituals. The wild turkey flock in west central Minnesota saw…
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Counting The Reasons To Support Increase In License Fees

A recent opportunity to take a 12-year old panfishing produced a small stringer for her, and an opportunity for me to reflect. What a bargain we enjoy when we fish or hunt. A $17 resident fishing license opens up the outdoors for 365 days. That fee could rise to $22 if a bill introduced by…
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Record Warmth May Hurt Maple Syrup Season

SPICER — It’s fast approaching maple syrup making time, but this burst of record-breaking warmth may make the season a short one. Dick Clayton, park naturalist at Sibley State Park, is preparing to his host annual programs on collecting maple sap and making syrup. He has programs scheduled for March 24 and 31 at the…
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