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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Paddling To A Wilderness Adventure Close To Home

NORTH REDWOOD FALLS — There is a certain ‘’all is right with the world’’ feeling that comes at nightfall after a day of paddling, fishing and setting up camp in the wilderness. It came with a crescendo of sorts for us. Coyotes began a chorus of yelping just as the stars started to show themselves…
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Great Time To Check Out Our State Parks

Tom Watson is an outdoor writer with the skills to hone every story to the facts that matter. He also brings to the page the most important attribute of all. He really knows what he is talking about. That’s why it’s worth paying attention to his endorsement of the tent camping opportunities that can be…
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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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