Taking Know How From The Farm To Control Eurasian Watermilfoil In The Waters Of Green Lake

SPICER — There are a lot of thoughts that go through a farmer’s mind in the cab of the tractor or combine, but there’s one that Bob Schemel mulled over long and hard. For a few years, he and Roger Sowder have volunteered their time as part of the Green Lake Property Owners Association to…
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Deer Hunting’s Missing Generation

NEW LONDON — Hunting, fishing and conservation groups and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are all doing more to introduce young people to the outdoors. We want to give young people the life-long rewards that come with discovering the outdoors, and we know what’s at stake. We need young people to be the good…
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A Summer’s Disappearing Act

ELY— We followed in the footsteps of Outward Bound until their tracks disappeared. So did the trail. We were not caught by surprise and continued on, disappearing into the wilderness by intent. By our own choosing, we paddled and made our way through two Primitive Management Areas as part of a two-weeks long Boundary Waters…
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Heat Causing Some Fish Die-offs In West Central Minnesota

SPICER — The record heat wave has caused fish kills across southern Minnesota, and fisheries personnel with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Spicer are keeping a watchful eye on local lakes. As of earlier this week, the area had escaped any reports of large or widespread fish kills, according to information from Dave…
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Trails, Hunting Debate Needs A Timely Resolution

Having had the pleasure of discovering the Whispering Ridge Aquatic Management Areas on horseback made it obvious to me why the Minnesota Trail Riders Association and others are so keen on protecting and developing horse riding opportunities on public lands in the Minnesota River Valley. The 182-acres of public land offered a riding experience that…
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