LeRoy Dahlke Saying Goodbye To A Career Made Just For Him In Willmar Area

NEW LONDON — LeRoy Dahlke developed a passion for the outdoors while growing up on a Sibley County farm. When a high school guidance counselor told him there was such a thing as a career as a wildlife manager, he could hardly believe anything so good could be true. He is retiring September 22, after…
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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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